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Public Health: Grey Literature

Guide to Public Health resources at the University of Georgia.

Grey Lit Defined

What is grey literature?

Simply put it is:

  • reports
  • theses
  • dissertations
  • conference proceedings
  • bibliographies
  • market research reports
  • technical reports
  • statistical reports

It can be produced by hospitals, government agencies, scientific research groups and other professional committees.  The problem with grey literature is that it is not always published in common places such as journals or books so it is scattered across many different sources.  

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Sources for Grey Literature


The Directory of Published Conference Proceedings

Identifies published materials from conferences, congresses, meetings, and symposia.


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses lists dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861.  


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