Guide to the AHRQ Academy Literature Collection

The Literature Collection on the AHRQ Academy Web Portal contains both published and grey literature. The included references reflect the growing evidence for the integration of behavioral health and primary care and guides other Academy work.

How do I access the literature collection?

The Literature Collection is available two ways:

  • At the top of any Academy page, select Products then select Literature Collection.

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  • From any Products page, select Literature Collection from the Products navigation bar.

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How do I view references?

The references in the Literature Collection are organized by title.  You can choose to view the references By Type, By Year, or By Topic

The Types are:

  • Journal Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Government Reports
  • Reports
  • Web Resources

The Topics are:

  • Education & Workforce
  • Financing & Sustainability
  • HIT & Telehealth
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Key & Foundational
  • Measures
  • Medical Home
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Opioids & Substance Use
  • General Literature
  • Grey Literature

How do I search the references?

Use the Keyword box to limit the literature collection references by author, or by title and abstract terms.  You can also adjust the number of references shown to view up to 100 references per page.  Be sure to select Filter to see your results.

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How do I view a full reference?

Any reference in the Literature Collection may be expanded to the full reference by selecting the title of the reference when viewing a citation.

How do I get a full-text version of a reference?

A citation or full reference may include a link to PubMed, a digital object identifier (DOI), and/or a URL.

The PubMed link may include free access to the full-text article via PubMed Central (PMC) or the journal website.  Or, it may include a link to the journal website to obtain the article either for payment or at no cost via a subscription, such as through a university or employer or a personal membership in an association.  Any direct links to an article appear in the top right corner of a PubMed record.

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A digital object identifier or DOI is a link to a specific article, typically at a journal’s website.  Like the PubMed journal links, a DOI link may permit access to the article either for payment or at no cost via a subscription or membership.  The DOI can be found in the full reference view of specific citations.

Reference Entry with DOI

Within the Literature Collection, many grey literature references include URLs.  If a reference contains a URL, the full-text or complete version of the reference was available for free on the Internet at the time of posting.  Follow the More about this reference link in the full reference view for access.

Reference Entry with PDF

How do I export a citation?

Both the citation view and the full reference view offer the ability to export a citation for use in a document, bibliographic citation management program, or other tool.  The export options are BibTex, RTF, and RIS.  For EndNote, Reference Manager (RefMan), and RefWorks, select the RIS format.  To view the formatted citation in Word or a similar program, select RTF.

Reference Entry with Export Citation

What is grey literature?

Grey literature is literature not published through traditional avenues and typically not subjected to a peer-review process.  In contrast to the published literature of journal articles and books, grey literature includes reports, book chapters, and websites, among other resources

Grey literature references are included in the Literature Collection in keeping with the AHRQ Academy’s mission to gather all sources of information on integration.  Each grey literature reference in the database is classified under Topics > Grey Literature, though a reference may be classified under other Topics, as well.  Grey literature references in the collection include a disclaimer indicating that the resource’s information may be limited and the risk of bias cannot be determined.