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Grey Literature

for Health Information Science and Health Sciences

Resources for Finding Grey (Gray) Literature A-N

  • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
    AHRQ provides data on the cost and use of health care, scientific information on health care and results of medical treatments, as well as data on special needs of priority populations.
  • Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University
    The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University is an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.
  • CDC Stacks
    CDC Stacks is a free, digital archive of scientific research and literature produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This online archive is composed of curated collections tailord for public health research needs.
  • Centre for Review & Disseminations (CRD)
    Provide research-based information about the effects of health and social care interventions via CRD databases and undertake systematic reviews evaluating the research evidence on health and public health questions of national and international importance.  
  • CiteSeerX (Beta)
    CiteSeerX is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science.        
  • Clinical Medical and Health Research
    A repository of non-peer reviewed original research from BMJ Publishing (closed to submissions in 2005).
  • Cogprints
    An electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics and many areas of computer science, philosophy and biology.
  • Directory of Health Organizations
    A directory of health organizations from the National Library of Medicine
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    The Directory of Open Access Journals lists open access scientific and scholarly journals. Quality controls measures are used.
  • ePrint Network
    Provides access to scholarly and professional ePrings (works) that are electronically produced and shared by researchers with the intent of communicating research findings to colleagues. Includes preprints, reprints, technical reports, conference publications or other means of electronic communication.
  • FDsys: Federal Digital System
    Provides free online access  to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you are able to search for documents and publications, browse for documents and publications, access metadata about documents and publications, and download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats.
  • Grey Source
    A selection of Web-based resources in grey literature.
  • Information Bridge and Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information
    The Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 323,000 full-test douments and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are from 1991 forward, legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format. The Information Bridge contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics related to DOE's mission.
    A virtual library built by university librarians that provides access to eJournals, government information, maps and GIS on a variety of topics.
  • MetaLib
    A service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases.
  • NASA Technical Reports Server
    The NTRS provides access to NASA's current and historical technical literature and engineering results. Over 500,000 aerospace-related citations, over 200,000 full-tect online documents and over 500,000 images and videos are available.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (CDC)
    The NCHS' website is a rich source of information about America's health. The site provides a wide range of data from birth/death records, medical records, interview surveys to direct physical exams and laboratory testing.


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