This guide will help you find the information you need for your studies. Please use the menu on the left to navigate the guide.
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Before you begin searching the literature, it's important to have properly defined your topic and chosen appropriate key words.
If you cannot find an article full-text through OMNI or one of our databases, you can use the interlibrary loan service to request it from another university. More about interlibrary loan, including instructions.
Grey literature is defined as information "produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" Greynet
Here are some example of Grey Literature:
There are many places to find grey literature. Where you look, depends on your research question. Below are some selected resources that researchers have found useful in population health.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of e-book collections in Health and Medicine.
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For more information on what you need to know when starting a comprehensive review, don't hesitate to consult the uOttawa Library Systematic Review Guide: https://uottawa.libguides.com/systematicreview
University of Ottawa Library now has an institutional subscription to Covidence, a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. It should be noted that, while Covidence specifically mentions systematic reviews, it has also been used for comprehensive literature reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, meta-narratives, and other types of literature reviews. It can also be used for any discipline including health sciences, medicine, social sciences, environmental sciences, biology, management, education, and so forth.
For more information, please visit our library research guide:
Learn about avoiding plagiarism and different citation styles in these guides from the Academic Writing Help Centre:
It is important to document every quotation, paraphrase and idea that is not your own.
As you find more and more articles for your research, you may be wondering how to keep them all organized. Many researchers rely on citation management tools (software like Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley) to help organize their research. More more about citation managers in our citation management research guide.
Having trouble finding the perfect article or resource for your research project? Or are you interested in undertaking a systematic review and don't know where to start? I can help! Whether it's on an individual basis or in a small group, I can meet with you to get your project started or to help you get out of a bind. Please use the appointment scheduling system below or contact me by email. Thank you.