Systematic Reviews: Databases and Grey Literature

Information about conducting systematic reviews for University of Kansas researchers. Information on KU Libraries support for researchers doing systematic reviews.

Finding Systematic Reviews

Finding Grey Literature

Grey literature includes: conference abstracts, presentations, proceedings; regulatory data; unpublished trial data; government publications; reports (such as white papers, working papers, internal documentation); dissertations/theses; patents;  and policies & procedures.

Databases for Scholarly Literature


For additional databases, look at the Databases by Subject Page

Kugley, S., Wade, A., Thomas, J., Mahood, Q., Jørgensen, A.-M.K., Hammerstrøm, K. and Sathe, N. (2017), Searching for studies: a guide to information retrieval for Campbell systematic reviews. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 13: 1-73. 

Request a Consultation

Contact a librarian to begin your systematic review project

The participation of a librarian on a research team is recommended or required by CochraneCampbell Collaboration, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.