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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.
  • If your on-site access is not working, please contact HIN.
  • If your access off-site is not working please follow the directions below.

WNHS staff located at another site, and staff from other WA Health sites temporarily working at KEMH will need to apply for EzProxy access via the following steps:

The form can only be accessed onsite:

  • Click on the Forms link top left WNHS Hub page.
  • Click IT Forms on left hand side under Other WA Health Forms
  • Under IT forms-frequently used (middle section) click on Computer access request (eHFN-030).
  • Log-in with your User Name (HE number) and Password used to access your work computer & email.
  • Click Change My Access.
  • From the Application Name menu select EzProxy 
  • Select King Edward Memorial Hospital.
  • Click Submit (bottom of screen).
  • If you experience any difficulties please contact the Library: