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Grey Literature

Grey literature is an important part of the evidence base for health services research but can be difficult to search in a systematic way. You'll find three core strategies for identifying this type of content: searching organizational websites directly, searching grey literature aggregator websites, performing advanced Google searches.

Searching for Grey Literature

Google offers a great way to track down grey literature resources. Use the advanced search limits below to focus your search.

Limit to a domain:

Find Related Sites:

Limit to filetype:
filetype:pdf (or doc, ppt)

Search for words in a URL:
Search for sites that link to site of interest:

Find quick information about a site: