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Grey Literature in the Health Sciences: Grants/Conferences

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.


These resources can be used to identify grant numbers, titles, or names of principal investigators.  This information can then be used to search PubMed or other other databases to find related publications.

Source Guide: USC (see link and license below)

Conference Abstracts

These resources can be searched for conference papers and abstracts.  Be sure to search the websites of individual organizations as well.

Source Guide: USC (see link and license below)

Upcoming Conferences

Abstracts of upcoming conferences can be useful in identifying the latest research being conducted on a topic.

Source Guide: USC (see link and license below)

Organizations / Associations

Source Guide: USC (see link and license below)

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Confirmation of the Creative Commons status of the entire USC guide was also sought and received in writing from the USC Guide Author Karin Saric on 11 July 2019. Reuse permission was granted provided attribution is given.

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