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Sociology 245: Sociology of Health (Polonijo)

Updated for Spring 2024 by Bronwen Maxson

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.