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KEMH Medical Library: Request a Literature Search

Request a Literature Search

Request a search for literature on a specific topic 


 Request a Literature Search

WNHS staff can ask the Library for a search for relevant literature on a specific topic via the above online form.

Please provide your personal details and information on the following aspects as outlined below:

Type of search

  • The request can be for information/case studies on a specific clinical problem to inform your clinical decision. If such information is required ASAP please phone the Library: 9340 1499
  • You may simply require a few recent & relevant citations on a clinical problem /research topic - please indicate this on the form.
  • Alternatively you may require a more extensive / systematic search of the literature - please indicate this.

Search Topic / keywords

  • A clear description of the clinical decision / problem / research topic will help the librarian to search more effectively.
  • Any keywords and synonyms (particularly for technical terms) you provide will also help.
  • If possible/desirable, provide the citations for a couple of key references on the topic. 

Restricted to...

  • If you are interested in only a specific age range of the clients, gender etc. that is not obvious from the topic description please state this.
  • Restrictions could also include type of study (e.g. systematic reviews, RCT etc.)

Other points to note

  • The date range for the retrieved references (search back to what year) if this is important.
  • The accepted languages. 
  • The date by which you require the completed literature search.
  • The completed literature search will comprise a Word document of references with links that may take you to the full-text.
  • Please indicate if you would also like the EndNote library of these references.


Access from Home or Other Sites

WNHS staff with KEMH on-site computer log-in can access the Library's online resources off-site using the same log-in.

WNHS staff located at another site, and staff from other WA Health sites temporarily working at KEMH will need to apply for EzProxy access  - please see How to Request EzProxy Access

Or contact the Library: 6458 1499