The Literature Searching guide shows you how to complete an effective literature search from beginning to end. This includes formulating a research question, identifying search terms, searching databases, working with search results, grey literature, and FAQs. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate through the guide.
Remember: the Library team provides a range of research support services to Monash Health employees and students. Attend a live webinar, book a research consultation, or request a literature search and get in touch with the Library team if you have any questions.
Literature searches play a fundamental role in evidence-based practice, research, and continuous improvement. Monash Health employees and students engage in many activities which require an effective search for relevant, high-quality literature, including:
Monash Health Library offers a range of library research support services to Monash Health employees and students including research consultations, literature searching, literature summary reports, and co-authorship for publication. Please view the research support services document for specific details and turnaround times.
A research consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a Monash Health librarian for guidance on how to search systematically and incorporate advanced search strategies in your research.
Monash Health employees may request a literature search from the Library. We will:
Monash Health Library provides regular webinars and group training on evidence-based practice. Training related to literature searching includes:
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