Literature search support

The Library offers research support to campus staff and students.

Library members

Library involvement at the initial stage of your project is critical and will contribute to the quality of your research.

Library staff are available for consultation to:

  • formulate your research question
  • select relevant databases and resources
  • assist with developing a search strategy in your primary database
  • review and refine your search
  • advise on reference management
  • teach you how to locate full-text articles
  • guide with translating the search strategy to other databases

We offer a one hour consultation to assist with the design of your initial search, and can provide further guidance on database searching. You can also attend a group Training session to learn more about database searching.

Contact us to arrange your consultation.

Non-Library members

Download the Literature Search Request form. Complete the form and return it to us and we'll provide you with a quote within two business days. IMPORTANT: Download the form to your computer, complete it, and save it locally. Do not complete in a browser or on a mobile phone, or your input will not save correctly.

Our expert searcher will perform the search on your behalf and provide you with the results*, or can provide guidance in person with an assisted search.

Cost:

  • $120 per hour (incl. GST)
  • Minimum charge of ½ hour
  • Charged in ½ hour increments

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*Search results consist of citations and abstracts, where available, not full text articles.