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HHS 200: Intro to Public Health

Resources for HHS 200, the introductory course in Public Health which identifies and explores the theoretical and practical issues in public health, including the role of data for public health research.

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature is the unpublished, non-commercial, hard-to-find information that organizations such as professional associations, research institutes, think tanks, and government departments produce.

Grey literature can include: 

  • census and statistical data
  • reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.)
  • theses and dissertations
  • conference proceedings
  • bibliographies
  • systematic reviews
  • official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents)


Go to the sub-sections of this page for some recommended sources, or browse through some comprehensive lists of organizations that publish grey literature using the links below. 

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