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Grey Literature in the Health Sciences: Google Scholar

Provides resources and strategies for finding and using grey literature in health science research.

Tips for searching Google Scholar

Use quotes for author, title, or exact phrase

Use + to include a stop word (a, the, for)

Use – to exclude results including the term: Halo –Xbox

Use OR to include either of your search terms: Incidence OR prevalence

Use Advanced Scholar Search to find citations for particular articles

Google Scholar

  • Provides an easy way to search the scholarly literature
  • Searches across many disciplines  
  • Finds papers, theses, books, abstracts, articles, and citations 
  • Searches full text of entire article 
  • Is relevancy ranked (User can choose date range to see historical or new articles)
Learn more about Google Scholar (LHL Guide about Google Scholar)

Using Google Scholar to Find Grey Literature

This video provides an overview of searching Google Scholar and linking to full text articles.  Watch the video below for using Google Scholar for finding grey literature.

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