Literature Searches

Do you need high quality research for patient care?

Do you need evidence to support your case for a new service or funding?

Do you feel you don't have the time or confidence to search for yourself?

If so the library can help you find the answers you need!


Fill in the form here, send us an
email or call the library:

 GRH - 0300 422 6495

 CGH - 0300 422 3036


We need to know:

  • Your Name
  • Job title
  • Department
  • Contact details and library card # if known
  • What you are looking for - e.g. "what is the evidence for using X rather than Y in surgery?"   Please include any similar terms or background information where appropriate. 
  • Type of evidence required: RCTs, guidelines, systematic reviews etc
  • Date limit if required

We will contact you if we need additional information.


If you are a Student preparing for an assignment, unfortunately we cannot do a search for you.

Please see our Training page for more information on search skills training

Our Literature Search Service is designed to help you!

  • We aim to provide results in 48hours, however, some searches may take longer. Please let us know if the information is needed urgently for patient care
  • We search various databases such as Medline, Cinahl and Cochrane and include full-text journal articles where available, if not we will include article abstracts.
  • We also search other online resources such as Clinical Key
  • We provide a summary of our results
  • We can provide results via email or post