Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center

Topic Search Request Form

The Library's search service is available at no charge to the faculty, fellows, residents, postdocs, staff of UT Southwestern Medical Center and University Hospitals. If a charge might be incurred, you will be contacted prior to performing the search. The Library does charge a fee to provide this service to non-affiliated clients. Librarians are available to assist you during regular business hours Monday - Friday. Allow at least five business days (M-F) to complete your request.

NOTE: UTSW students or UTSW employees enrolled in an accredited college/university course can request assistance/training on how to search databases/resources. Please complete the Personal/Group Training Request Form.
Required information

Your Research Information:

Research Question/Topic: Please describe your question or topic in detail. List any known references/citations you have found. If you have more than one request, please number them.


Include abstracts?

Proposed date search is needed by? (Subject to request parameters and Librarian availability)


Standard turnaround is a minimum of five business days (M-F), except for holidays and other campus closings. For emergency/urgent patient care requests, please call 214-648-2001.

Research Preferred

Database(s) preferred: You may select more than one; or you may request that the research librarian choose the most appropriate database(s) for your topic

Years covered:

Limit to certain age groups?



Results format preference:

Other Research Information

Intended use of results: Please indicate how the results will be used

Additional comments:

Information About You

First name:
Last Name:
Preferred contact method:
Method of delivery:

Mailing address: (if not on campus)

The UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center staff conduct searches and provide results based on the requestor's search parameters and limitations of the database(s)/resource(s). It is the responsibility of the requestor to determine the accuracy, validity, and interpretation of the search results. Library staff reserve the right to redirect any topic search request from a UTSW student or from an employee enrolled in another accredited college/university to the Personal/Group Training Request Form.

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