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Literature Searches

Searches on a topic

The librarians will search for you on any work-related topic.

Just complete a request form

Urgent searches to support clinical care are given priority.  It is sometimes possible to respond within a short time frame for other purposes but this depends on the availability of librarians.  Please phone as well as submitting the form to ensure the librarians are able to respond as required.

You will be given a list of references (not the articles themselves).

You can then select the ones that interest you and download or print any full text articles from the Journals A-Z listing.

Search results can be provided to you in an EndNote library if that is helpful to you.

Advanced Searching

Research librarians can partner on systematic reviews. Add us to your team (acknowledgement as contributors) and we will design and manage complex, thorough searches in multiple databases and provide results in an EndNote Library. More on systematic reviews from Duke University.

Searching to support the production of a systematic review is complex and time consuming - it takes days to weeks depending on the topic.

Librarians will provide you with search strategies and results as required by the 2009 PRISMA Statement for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Studies That Evaluate Health Care Interventions: Explanation and Elaboration.

Use of Recommended Search Strategies in Systematic Reviews and the Impact of Librarian Involvement: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Recent Authors - PLOS One - 4 May 2015.

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement.

Submitting a grant proposal? Consider adding a librarian to the project to assist with literature searches and other information management activities.

Contact us to get started.