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LOP 7990: Applied Experience

Academic Research

Consult the following databases to access peer-reviewed, scholarly literature. These are also good sources for finding grey literature and government/industry reports. You can also use these databases to find read studies about companies and organizational development, and academic articles about organizational development.

Grey Literature

Grey Literature or "Gray Literature" is literature (often of a scientific or technical nature) that is not available through the usual bibliographic sources such as databases or indexes. It can be both in print and, increasingly, electronic formats.

Where to find it: Consider looking at white papers, policy statements, and more from the websites of government (CDC, HealthIT.gov, etc.) or professional organizations (AMIA, AHIMA, AMI, AOTA, APTA, etc.). Sometimes companies will publish grey literature in the form of white papers or market research.

The resources below are great spots for finding grey literature. You can also try a Google search by using keywords such as report, "think tank," "white paper," policy, statistics, or limiting by domain to (.org, .edu, .gov).

Other Resources

Library Catalog (all materials)

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