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Grey literature

Sources of literature which may be considered unpublished, or non-standard academic literature, eg theses and technical reports. In addition, reports from government or organisations working in your field of interest which may be of the right standard for your work.

 

Clinical trials' information sources

 

 

Conference Proceedings: If not found in your database(s) of choice, use Web of Science Core Collections which includes Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes.

 

Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:

Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.

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Coverage:

Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).

Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Help:

Publisher userguide

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'): Cited Reference Searching (pdf)

 

Journal Citation Reports: 

Impact Factors (pdf)

 

 

Grey Literature labelled sources

 

Grey Literature Report 1999-2016 [offline, July 2019]

Access information: Freely available.
Description:

Bibliographic references to grey literature publications in health services research and selected urban health topics.

Definition used for grey literature is that produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers.

Coverage:

1999-2016.

OpenGrey

Access information: Freely available.
Description: Bibliographical references to European grey literature which includes, for example: technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers and some official publications. Operated by INIST-CNRS.
Coverage: Science, technology, biomedical science, economics, social science and humanities. Europe.

 

 

Health and Medicine related

 

INVOLVE Libraries: public involvement in research

Access information: Freely available
Description: Publications and other literature on public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
Additional information: INVOLVE is part of, and funded by, the National Institute for Health Research.

 

PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews

Access information: Freely available
Description:

Protocol details for systematic reviews relevant to health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome.

Systematic review protocols on PROSPERO can include any type of any study design. Reviews of reviews and reviews of methodological issues that contain at least one outcome of direct patient or clinical relevance are also accepted.

Additional information: Produced by CRD and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

 

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Social Care Online

Access information: Free access on and off-campus.
Description: UK social care information: research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites. Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Updated daily.

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Virtual Health Library

Access information: Freely available
Description: Specialised, especially non-English language, databases for health research in South America. Also research from the Caribbean. MEDLINE may be searched by default.
Coverage: Includes LILACS and MEDCARIB

 

Newspapers

 

Official Publications

 

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present. Topics covered include: Economic conditions, Education, Energy resources and policy, Government, Health conditions, Human rights, International Relations, Labor conditions and policy, Politics, Social conditions, Civil rights movement.

 

Patents

 

 

Regional journal collections

 

redalyc.org

Access information: Freely available
Description: Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal. Specialises in science and technology, open access, research journals. Includes peer reviewed titles, published by more than 500 institutions from twenty two Ibero-American countries. 

 

SciELO

Access information: Freely available
Description: Open access collections of peer reviewed academic journals, published by institutions from Ibero-American countries and South Africa.

 

 

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: Full-text of technical papers, material specifications, standards, books and journals available for download, covering all fields related to mobility engineering – e.g.  aerospace, automotive industries, design engineering, energy sources, fluids, fuels, propulsion, safety engineering, tests and testing, transportation, etc. Includes the SAE Cybersecurity Knowledge Hub for information related to the cyber-physical security of end to end product design, risk mitigation, training and standards.  

 

 

Standards

 

Theses databases

 

 

Large organisations, such as those below, may produce reports you can use:

 

King's Fund Publications

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: London based King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation which undertakes, amongst other things, original research into the assessment of health policies. Some of its publications are freely available online.

 

UNESCO Documents and Publications

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Description: Education, social and natural science, culture and communication database of bibliographic records which also provides access to the full text of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) documents, publications, periodicals.
Coverage: From 1945.
Additional information: UNESCO thesaurus

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: For global economic policies. Using Documents & Reports (previously known as World Development Sources (WDS)) search and a browse the full-text of 27,000 World Bank publications:
  Analytic & Advisory (in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities).
  Project Documents (loan documents released to the public according to the project cycle; Publications & Research (Formal publications, working papers & informal series from departments around the Bank).
  The Data & Research section provides access to statistics and research output, including: research briefs, policy research reports, World Bank economic classification of countries, Global Economic Prospects online.

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Institutional Repository (IRIS)

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: Search the entire collection of WHO publications. Access to online publications in full where available.
Additional information:

WHO's Regional Offices' web pages have links to full-text of their publications, their library services and information listed under health topics: