Research Services Request Form

Note: Students and residents/fellows are expected to perform literature searches themselves for any curriculum-related assignments or research opportunities (e.g., medical student summer research); however, librarians can provide advice on search strategies, assistance with terminology, and guidance to/instruction on appropriate databases.

You will be contacted within one business day after submitting a request; if not, please email us for further assistance.

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Your Research Request

Describe your research question or topic below. Please allow at least 5 business days for us to help with your literature search. 

Examples and Helpful Sources

Upload sample citations or documents (e.g., similar journal articles, research proposal, manuscripts, etc.)

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Policy and Service Types

Research Consultations

Individual and group consultations are available at no cost to Florida State University College of Medicine faculty, students, residents/fellows, and research staff.

Knowledgeable medical librarians will:

  • help researchers prepare for literature reviews
  • advise on search strategies
  • assist with terminology and database selection
  • provide guidance or instruction for relevant databases

Please note that students and residents/fellows are expected to perform searches themselves for any curriculum-related assignments. Contact librarians with advance notice of at least 5 business days before your expected due date.

Literature Search Services

The Maguire Medical Library team specializes in finding and accessing health and life sciences information and published literature. Literature searches conducted by a medical librarian are only available to FSU College of Medicine faculty or to students working on a research team led by FSU COM faculty member(s). 

What to Expect

After receiving your literature search request, a medical librarian will:

  • briefly consult with you via email or a scheduled meeting/phone call to clarify search particulars and determine an approximate timeline for completion
  • select and search appropriate databases for the provided topic and determined criteria
  • share a list of citations from the search results (citations include authors, titles, journal titles, and if available, abstractsnot full-text articles)
  • send results electronically via an EndNote online shared folder unless otherwise requested

Please note that it is not the responsibility of the medical librarian to select the most appropriate articles from the list of results.

Depending on the complexity of your search, please allow at least 5 business days before delivery of results. 

For more information on conducting research and literature searches, documenting your results, and disseminating your work, see our Research, Writing & Publishing guide.

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