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When do I need an Expert Literature Search?

  • When you need more than the recent literature.
  • When you need more than a MEDLINE search.
  • When you need to access information outside of the biomedical sciences.
  • When you are writing a grant proposal and need a literature review.
These are just some of the many occasions when you may need a comprehensive literature search.

For your patient care, research, teaching, publication, and administrative needs Treadwell Library’s experienced search analysts can:

  • Perform in-depth searches.
  • Help you find the information you need from hundreds of online bibliographic and full text databases covering a vast range of topics.
  • Quickly and efficiently research questions concerning biomedical, technical, patent, business, legal, political, and social issues using a variety of electronic databases.
  • Identify cited papers and cited authors in the sciences.


To schedule an appointment call 617.726.8605. For further details, contact Carole Foxman at 617.724.2777 or email You have the flexibility of being present during the search, or handling your request by telephone or email. The search results are available immediately and can be delivered in a variety of ways including electronically.

Literature Updates

Automatic updates on a topic are also available. Make an appointment with a search analyst to develop a search strategy that will retrieve the latest citations to journal articles published on your topic(s) of interest on a regular basis. To make an appointment or for more information call 617.726.8605.

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