Grey literature are resources "Produced on all
levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic
formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers." (Source).
Since grey literature is not published in traditional places, it can often be
hard to track down. However, grey literature is an extremely important
resource in public health, and can include needs assessments, evidence reviews,
policy reports, statistical analysis, and more. Grey literature does not
undergo a peer-review process so all material should be appraised carefully.
A comprehensive directory of locations to search for grey literature. Includes repositories, public health organizations, health services research centres, academic centres, and US and international resources.
Search here for unpublished theses and dissertations from across North America. Many public health topics are covered.
License Information: There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
Search here for information from Canadian public policy organizations (for example, Fraser Institute, Pembina Institute, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, Frontier Institute and over 200 more). This Google Custom Search Engine, created by a University of Saskatchewan librarian, searches only these 200+ sites.