Literature Search Request Form

We can carry out your literature search for you using advanced search techniques and a combination of databases, providing you with the information to answer your research questions, saving you time.

The service is freely available to all clinical and non-clinical MFT staff, academic staff based at MFT and to all GMMH staff.

We will endeavour to carry out your search within 48 hours over two library working days.

To help us carry out an effective search using appropriate search terms and databases, please provide us with as much information as possible about your search topic.

The provision of full-text articles is not part of this service. Full-text articles may be available in print or electronically. Please check our catalogue.You can also request articles as part of our Interlibrary book and article request service. loan.

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Purpose of request *

We do not carry out searches for the purpose of course assignments/dissertations/theses. Instead we offer one to one training where we can work through your question with you. Please click here to book a session.

Patient Care ResearchOther - please specify:


Enter your clinical or research question, or key words in the box below: *

One search per form only.


Enter the terms (synonyms and related words) to be used in the search:


Please list up to 4 key papers you may have already identified:


Type of intervention

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Diagnosis Therapy Prognosis Aetiology

Review articles only


Limits on search

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Years covered (inclusive): From To  

English language only

Human only Adult only Male only Female only

Other - please specify:

Age range: From To  


Delivery Method

Results will be delivered to you by email.



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Results of databases and/or internet searches are subject to the limitation of the database(s) and websites searched. Results of searches are also limited by your search request. It is the responsibility of the requester to determine the accuracy, validity and interpretation of the search results. By submitting this request you are acknowledging that you have read this disclaimer and that you acknowledge the limitations of database/internet searching.