The Literature Collection on AHRQ’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care’s portal includes both published and grey literature as the foundation of the growing body of evidence on integration.
The Literature Collection is available two ways:
- On the portal under the Research link in the navigation bar. Select Literature Collection, then select View the Literature.
- Via the Literature Collection link at the bottom of any page in the portal.
By default, the references in the Literature Collection are sorted alphabetically by title. You can also choose from the “View by” options at the top of the page by Selection (topic), Title, Author, Publication Type (e.g., journal article, report, web resource), and Year (of publication).
Reference lists can be refined with the “Filter by” options. Filters can be used alone or in combination.
The Publication Type picklist limits the references to a type, such as book chapters, conference papers, or web resources.
Selecting an author’s name from the Publication Author picklist restricts the Literature Collection to references by that specific author. Within a reference, an author’s name also serves a link to that author’s other references in the Literature Collection.
The "Abstract Contains" search permits searching of all references that contain abstracts.
The number of results displayed per page when search results are returned can also be selected. Options range from 10 – 100 references per page.
The Academy conducted a comprehensive search for integration literature published since 2010. The Academy also searched the literature published since 2000 on the research gaps found in the literature, including:
- Those identified in the prioritized list of gaps in the AHRQ-funded Future Research Needs for the Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care (2010).
- And those identified by the Academy’s National Integration Academy Council (NIAC). The NIAC also selected key/foundational literature on the topic of integration to provide a framework for the modern literature.
- 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, conference papers, dissertations, Internet presentations, and websites, among other resources.
Grey literature references are included in the Literature Collection in keeping with the Academy’s mission to gather all sources of information on integration.
Each grey literature reference in the database is classified under Selection > Grey Literature, though a reference may be classified under other Selections, as well.
Both the citation view and the full reference view offer the ability to export a citation for use in a bibliographic citation management program or other tool. The export options are BibTex, Tagged, RIS, RTF, and XML. For EndNote, Reference Manager (RefMan), and RefWorks, select the RIS format.
A citation or full reference may include a link to PubMed, a digital object identifier or DOI, and/or a URL. The PubMed link may include free access to the full-text article via PubMed Central 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.
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.
Within the Literature Collection, only grey literature references have URLs. If a reference contains a URL, the full-text or complete version of the reference is available for free on the Internet.