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Grey Literature refers to publications not produced by commercial publishers: reports (pre-prints, technical reports, market research reports, etc.), theses, conference proceedings, etc. They are often produced by government entities, research institutions, or NGOs/IGOs.
The Guides to Public Health Subjects consists of topical web pages; each consisting of annotated lists of organizations, agencies, databases, and publications. Topics include:
• Environmental Health
• Health Equity
• Maternal and Child Health
• Health Program Planning, Policy, and Evaluation
and many more.
The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine Library alerting readers to new grey literature publications in selected public health topics, including:
Google and other search engines can be useful for finding grey literature. Improve your search using:
Quotes for phrase searching:
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"social marketing" site:.org (for a domain search)
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Find Dissertations and Theses, including the full text of most dissertations from 1996 to the present.
National Technical Reports Library (NTRL): over 2 million current and archived technical reports from many government agencies; over 600,000 available full text online.