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PH 208 B (Yen): Grey Literature

Professional Skills

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature is important because everything is not available in scholarly articles. It can help you find evidence-based material that may not be available in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Grey literature includes:

  • Dissertation and theses
  • Documents or reports from agencies (government or non-government)
  • Conference proceedings


Databases, such as PsycINFO, also include conference proceedings. Look for this limiter to narrow results to conference proceedings.

Professional Organizations & Conferences

You may also want to look up reports and articles from public health associations, as well as any conference proceedings from public health conference websites.