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Literature Search Services: Overview

Support for Literature Searches

The library provides a number of services to support individual and group research projects involving any type of literature review. Contact us at the beginning phases of your project to develop an expert-level strategy and ensure that you locate the most relevant resources for your topic. We can also help you refine the scope of your topic before running any searches and assist with citation management.

Please fill out the following form to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your topic and plan a search, or call us at 330-325-6600. The library also provides an online Literature Search Request Form that allows NEOMED community members to directly request a search. The reference librarian will typically respond within 1-2 days to discuss the topic before running any searches. Literature searches are done for NEOMED faculty, staff, and students*, including clinical faculty. The status will be verified before conducting a search. 

If you have any questions, please email the Reference Librarian (

*service is only available to students who are conducting research projects in collaboration with faculty, outside of the core curriculum. For example, this service is not offered to students who need articles to complete assignments for the tertiary resources assignment within the Health Systems and Community I course; rather, students can receive instruction on how to search in different databases. Please schedule an appointment using our form, if you want to learn how to search for tertiary resources.