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Planning: Community in Global Health Equity project – grey literature review


Books on policy

Grey Literature

Grey literature is produced by government agencies, corporations, universities, research centers, associations, and societies. Some forms of grey literature: technical reports, fact sheets, standards, patents, committee reports, business documents, association’s or society’s newsletters, conference proceedings, government documents and reports, working papers, and white papers.

-AACODS checklist for evaluating grey literature

Databases

Online Journals

Sage journals: keyword searching through all Sage journals

Journal of Planning Literature includes review articles and abstracts of recent literature in city and regional planning and design. A typical issue contains refereed literature reviews; a Council of Planning Librarians (CPL) Bibliography; abstracts of recent journal articles and dissertations; and bibliographic listings.

Urban Studies is the leading international journal for urban scholarship. Since its inception in 1964, the journal has remained at the forefront of intellectual and policy debates on the city, and has hosted ground-breaking contributions from across the full range of social science disciplines.

Useful Websites

GovTrack.us: Track bills in Congress, your representative’s voting records, upcoming committee meetings, and get alerts by email.

Homeland Security Digital Library: collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress): information about ongoing health services research and public health projects. 

The Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) brings together scholars developing systematic indicators of issue attention within their nations’ political systems. The CAP extends the Policy Agendas Project topic system, originally developed for the United States, to other nations (www.policyagendas.org). This system classifies events (e.g. bills, parliamentary questions, or media stories) for topic, making it possible to study the frequency of such events, and to enable scholars to find and investigate particular events in more detail.

Rand.org: RAND’s research and analysis addresses issues that impact people around the world including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Much of this research is carried out on behalf of public and private grantors and clients.

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