Information Services

Support for literature searching and systematic reviews

Arrange guidance on literature searching or systematic reviews.

Consult an Academic Support Librarian to receive advice helping you research more effectively, by enhancing your knowledge of library resources and helping you develop effective search strategies and reference management software skills.


Literature search clinics:

30 minute sessions to help you make the most of library resources and tools for your literature search.

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Systematic reviews:

Your Academic Support Librarian can offer advice on developing a search strategy, using databases and information sources, and managing references in a systematic review. 

In some cases Academic Support Librarians may be able to join research teams to consult on searches but please note this is dependent on capacity and is decided on a case-by-case basis. We are not able to carry out searches for any assessed pieces of university work. 

Contact the Academic Support Librarian for your subject

Appointments, which may take up to 2 weeks to arrange, must be booked in advance and are dependent on the availability of your Academic Support Librarian.


Help available anytime:

Please consult The Library Subject Guide relevant to your discipline for help and guidance on searching for academic literature, referencing and reference management. There are also useful learning modules provided on LibSmart, The Library’s self-enrol Learn course, including "Literature searching for systematic reviews" on LibSmart II.

Library Subject Guides

LibSmart self-enrol courses on Learn