Grey Literature generally refers to publications not produced by commercial publishers, including reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, market research reports, etc.), theses, conference proceedings, and other documents. They are often produced by government entities, research institutions, or NGOs/IGOs.
The Public Health Library's Public Health Subject Guides web guide consists of web pages by topic. Each page consists of annotated lists of organizations, agencies, databases, and publications. Topics include:
• Environmental Health
• Injury & Violence Prevention
• Health Program Planning, Policy, and Evaluation
• Maternal and Child Health
• International Health
and many more.
Google and other search engines can be useful for finding grey literature. Improve your search using:
• Quotes for phrase searching:
• Site: to specify a particular site or domain:
"climate change" site:.org (for a domain search); "climate change" site:cdc.gov (for a specific site search)
• Boolean search statements (eg, OR) (can combine with site searching):
("climate change" OR "global warming") site:cdc.gov