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Request a literature search

Literature search request form

RCN members can request a literature search service and one of our expert researchers will carry this out for you. 

This service is not available for RCN student members, however we offer a range of online guides and training sessions student members can book on to. 

We will search a range of resources relevant to your request and your list of references will be emailed to you within ten working days. If you wish to request several searches please submit your most urgent search and reapply once you have received the results.

We offer prioritised literature searches for RCN reps

Your literature search

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By submitting this form, you are giving the RCN permission to contact you about your literature search. 

You can control the information you receive from the RCN by updating your preferences at MyRCN.

The information you provide in this form will be stored by the RCN.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Please view our privacy policy to find out more about the information we collect and how it is used.

Help carrying out your own literature search

Our online guides and tutorials can help you carry out your own literature search. Many of our databases are also free for all members of the public to search.