Request a literature search
We will carry out a thorough search using a range of appropriate databases and send you the results via email. Please ensure you provide us with as much information as possible about your search topic.
- Results sent will not be screened or synthesized.
- Results will include links to full-text links to articles where available.
- We will not search will not search for unpublished papers or grey literature sources.
- Searches cannot be carried out if the purpose is for a marked course or assignment. However, we can offer training to help you undertake the search yourself.
To proceed, please complete the literature search request form below.
Search to support systematic review
Before you proceed with your request, we recommend reading this definition of a systematic review.
Library assistance with your systematic review:
If you are planning to carry out a systematic review, it is recommended to involve a librarian in the process. Research indicates that this results in significantly higher quality reported search strategies. (1)
A librarian can work with you to create a robust search strategy, as well as advise you on other aspects of the review process, including question formulation, PRISMA flow diagrams, reference management, and screening tools.
Depending on the extent of our involvement, we anticipate that the librarian will be listed as an author or mentioned in acknowledgements for any published paper resulting from the searches.
By completing the form below, we will carry out a thorough and sensitive search using a range of appropriate databases. If you require our assistance for anything beyond this or would like to discuss your project with us first, please get in touch.
(1) Rethlefsen, M.L., Farrell A,M., Osterhaus Trzasko L.C., Brigham T.J. (2015). Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 68(6):617-626.