Literature Searches

Librarians use their expertise to select the right database and generate a list of references and abstracts (when available) tailored to your specific interests. A form is available to request a search.

  • Topics of ongoing interest can be set up as alerts (regular updates are sent automatically)
  • Turnaround time - most general searches are completed within 2 business days from receipt depending on time of receipt, staff availability, system availability and the complexity of the search(es).
  • Systematic review searches are more involved and will take longer to complete.
  • The librarian working on the search will be in touch about the anticipated turn around time.

Search Assistance

Expert search assistance is also available for those wishing to do their own searches.  Reference Librarians will:

  • Help you choose the right resources for your search
  • Work with you to fine-tune your search strategies
  • Assist you in locating print and other resources
  • Answer other information-related questions.
  • Be your advocate for issues relating to the library's collection
  • Help you find and use key bibliographic tools in your area
  • See the Class Schedule for searching instruction

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