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Community Health & Epidemiology: Grey Literature

What is Grey Literature?

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.

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