If you require further assistance complete this checklist and forward to your librarian.

The Literature Review

A comprehensive search of the literature must be performed using health sciences databases including the Cochrane Library, PubMed or OVID Medline and Embase.

Consult the Health and Medical Sciences databases page for additional resources.

Theses - Check to see whether there is research closely related to your topic of interest

Finding Theses guide | Search for theses

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Advanced information retrieval skills are essential for quality research. Here are some links to information resources which may assist you to search databases more effectively.

Research Skills and Database Guides

Databases Online Tutorials (Cochrane Library, PubMed or OVID Medline, Embase)

Cited Reference Searching

Search examples

Additional information

High Impact Journals

Do you know how to find journal impact factors?
Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data. Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals.
Learn more about how metrics are being used as a measure of research impact.

Document Delivery

Document delivery is a service for requesting books, journal articles and other resources not held by UQ Library. Click here to access the Document Delivery form.

Referencing Software

Referencing Software is designed to help you store your references and then cite those references in the essay, paper, thesis or book which you are writing.


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