ANZCA | FPM Library

Request a literature search

Literature searching involves capturing the key literature for a particular topic. ANZCA Library staff can assist users to search databases more effectively, or conduct a literature search on your behalf.

Performing your own search

Learn more about self-directed literature searching on the updated Literature Searching library guide.

If you require assistance searching library databases, complete the form below and add "ASSISTANCE REQUIRED TO HELP PERFORM SEARCH" in the Additional Information box at the bottom of the page.

Request a search

By completing the form below, ANZCA Library staff can perform a literature search that includes specialty databases not available via the Library website. The search results include the search strategy used and a list of relevant articles with abstracts for you to review. An EndNote file is available on request.

Please allow 5-10 working days for staff to complete the literature search. During peak usage times or for more complex search topics, we may negotiate timelines with you. Urgent patient care requests should be specified in the form below by adding "URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR PATIENT CARE" and your "REQUIRED BY" date in the Additional Information box at the bottom of the page.

Please Note: Due to demand, we currently have minimum delays of up to 3-4 weeks before completion of literature searches. If your search is urgently required for patient care, please notify the library as soon as possible.

Set up a saved search alert

If you would like to receive updates when a new article is published for your search topic, please specify by adding "SET UP AS SAVED SEARCH ALERT" and your desired frequnecy (MONTHLY, FORTNIGHTLY, WEEKLY or ON DATABASE UPDATEin the Additional Information box at the bottom of the page.

You might also be interested in the Read by QxMD app, which allows you to set up personalised search alerts on topics of interest or your favourite journals.

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Literature search results will be sent to you within 5-10 working days.  If you require this information urgently, please provide a date in the box below.

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