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Grey Literature in Health Sciences: Home
Sources of Grey literature for Nursing, Health Policy and Allied Health
Grey Literature primarily refers to scholarly, scientific or government materials not controlled by commercial publishing. It includes documents like government reports, dissertations, non-commercially published conference papers, working papers, standards, and guidelines. Grey literature may not go through a peer review process, and may require additional scrutiny and critical appraisal.
The Sigma Repository is a free, online service that collects, preserves, and disseminates digital materials related to all aspects of nursing research. In 2012, the repository expanded to include full-text submissions.
AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
Searchable information about health services research projects' in progress and archived projects before results are available in a published format. Additional data on your subject may be found by searching publications of the principal investigators.
Grey literature published between 1999 - 2016 in health services research and selected health topics. If a report is older, try finding a more recent version. Although the database has not been updated since 2017, their publisher's list provides links to organizations that produce grey literature
This database defines think tanks as institutions affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity. Reports from partisan and non-partisan think tanks are included
ECRI Guidelines Trust is a publicly available online repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies. Individual registration is required to access guidelines.
The National Academies Press (publication arm of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine) publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.
Please click on "read online" or Download PDF to view the publication for free. Prices listed refer print versions of these items. To search the database, separate keywords by commas. Terms not separated by commas are searched as a phrase.
The Gale Directory Library includes the Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations; Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.; Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations; and National Directory of Nonprofit Associations. Search the directories by subject to find associations that may publish reports and other grey literature.
This is a chapter from the AHRQ document Methods and Guides for Effective and Comparative Research. The chapter focuses on difference sources of grey literature related to drugs and devices and how to assess reporting bias within reports