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Web of Science
Meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, data papers, editorials. After inital keyword search, use the filters on the left to narrow.
Dissertations & Theses
ProQuest's database of dissertations and theses, including more than 1 million available full-text.
Includes reports, data, patents. Search the repository of NIH-funded research projects.
Offers multilingual and culturally appropriate health information materials (printable documents, audio, and video) for refugees and health providers. Search by language, choose a format, or browse by keyword.
Deep web search engine for grey literature in medicine. Provides access to high-quality resources not usually indexed by popular search engines (eg: Google).
Open Research Central
Open access pre-prints from a variety of databases, including F1000Research, Wellcome Open Research, Gates Open Research and more.
Using Grey Literature
High-quality information created and shared outside of journals and traditional publishers. Examples include: reports, white papers, dissertations and theses, conference papers, article pre-prints, data and more.
Why use grey literature? It may: be more current, with better coverage of emergent research areas; be a better source of information on policies and programs; be a source of different perspectives than mainstream publications offer; be more detailed than journal articles, with raw data or more extensive context. Grey literature can be hard to find and evaluate.
Tips and resources for finding and evaluating health-related grey literature.
These resources can be used to get in contact with researchers or to search for unpublished study information.
Authors can upload and share information: figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets. Figshare is free but requires registration.
Popular networking site for scientists and researchers.