tips for students in all School of Public Health and Health Sciences departments
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016
What is a literature review?
The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers an excellent summary.
Most academic research articles will contain a brief literature review. However, to see examples of more comprehensive ones, here are some good places to start.
This guide links to some of the resources available to students in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences as you work on a literature review.
Please contact me if you have specific questions!
Your SPHHS librarian,
- Grey Literature Report
Published by The New York Academy of Medicine
- Grey Literature - Public Health
This guide from the Washington University (St. Louis) Libraries links to a slide deck about searching for grey literature and contains a large list of suggested sites for grey literature.
- Open Grey
Site for searching grey literature in Europe
- CDC Stacks
CDC's site to search all their publications
- Dissertations & Theses Full Text
This database can help you find out what other Master's and PhD students are writing about.
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
An agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, this site offers information & data for a variety of audiences.
- Health Data from data.gov
"Explore datasets, tools, and applications related to health and health care. These resources come from across the Federal Government with the goal of improving the health and lives of all Americans."
- National Guideline Clearinghouse
Also part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, "NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines."