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Dentistry Subject Guide

Learn about key library resources for studying dentistry

Grey Literature

"The term ‘grey literature’ is often used to refer to reports published outside of traditional commercial publishing. Review authors should generally search sources such as dissertations and conference abstracts" Cochrane Handbook v.6.3 - Part 2, section 4.3.5 Other sources.

Formats include:

  • Registered Controlled Trial Registers
  • Technical or research reports from government agencies
  • Reports from scientific research groups and organisations
  • Working papers from research groups or committees
  • Doctoral (PhD) dissertations
  • Some conference proceedings and official publications
  • Preprints (journal articles not yet peer-reviewed and/or published)

Links to Grey Literature