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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.
Comprehensive resource that includes links to national and international Health Technology Assessment web sites, drug and device regulatory agencies, clinical trial registries and other tools. Search the site.
A directory of public health databases. Click the Free Public Health Databases link for the list of open access resources. This is helpful for resources with information in specific areas of public health. Compiled by Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School.
NOT current. Formerly a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine alerting readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected urban health topics. Publication and updates ceased in 2016 and the site became inaccessible in Summer 2019. This link is a May 6, 2019 snapshot from the Web Archive.
Citations to research-in-progress funded by federal and foundation grants and contracts...It builds upon a database developed by staff of AcademyHealth and the Cecil Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina with funding from the Pew Charitable Trust. It includes over 32,000 citations to ongoing or recently completed research funded since 2000.
Retrieve results from HSR Information Central, HSRProj, HSRR, and PHPartners in ONE search! The page includes useful links to other portals, databases, and pre-formulated search strategies. These links are also included below.
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries. Includes sections for health data, tools, and statistics; health education, promotion, and campaigns; literature, reports, and guidelines, and Healthy People 2020 structured evidence queries.
Contains findings on programs and policies identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve health and prevent disease in local communities. Includes topics, Task Force reports, and other publications.
the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials for a professional audience. NLM selects materials from over 1,400 non-commercial publishing sources and supplements disaster-related resources from PubMed (biomedical journal literature) and MedlinePlus (health information for the public).
Provides free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. The database includes over 50,000 summaries and provides free links to full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers. Each document is selected by members of the editorial team.
This page provides specialized searches of published research - PubMed - and research still in progress - HSRProj, and ClinicalTrials.gov - to help inform investigations of comparative effectiveness. See the description below the search boxes for more information about this project.
Preformulated search strategies that search high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific literature. Topics include access to health services, adolescent health, food safety, genomics, disease topics, and much more.
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