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Grey Literature in the Health Sciences: Databases / Repositories

Describes what grey literature is, why it is important to search it, how to focus your search, which resources are available to search, and how to evaluate grey literature. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Share Alike 4.0 International.

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Repositories and Lists of Databases

Source guides: USC and McMaster (see links and license below)


These resources broadly collect and index grey literature such as white papers, policy documents, summaries, and more on global health topics.

Source Guide: USC (see link and license below)

PubMed Tools

Source guide: USC (see link and license below)

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