Request a literature search

The library can do literature searches for staff based at the Christie.


We can search the biomedical databases (Medline, CINAHL, Embase, etc) for the information that you need.

If you would like us to do search for you please email with the details of the search. Please include:

  • Your name, contact details and department
  • when you need the search back by
  • the purpose of your research (audit/education/patient care/research/etc)
  • the topic of your search
  • any important keywords or terms that you can think of
  • any limits that you think are relevant (language, time span, age range)
  • If you would like to receive updates to your search.
Please note: we cannot do searches for students on topics related to their course. We will sit down with you and show you how to do a search. Please email the library for this.