Literature Search Request Form
Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library Reference & Outreach department can assist university faculty, researchers and staff in performing literature searches using our available electronic and physical resources. Depending on your WesternU affiliation, you may not be able access all the electronic journal articles and electronic books available from the library.

To request a literature search, please fill in the details in the form below. Please include as much information as possible. A member of the Reference & Outreach department will contact you when the request has been received, if they have questions, and when the search has been completed.

Name (First & Last) *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
With which college are you associated? *
Please select your college from the list below.
In what way are you affiliated with WesternU? *
Please select your affiliation from the list below.
Information about your literature search request
Please include as much information as possible.
Description of the Literature Search *
Please give a description of the subject to be searched. Be specific and define phrases with special meaning. Include any synonyms, closely related phrases and alternative spellings. Also, if needed, include alternate names for substances, common and scientific names of biological species, brand and generic names of pharmaceutical drugs. Please provide points or terms NOT to be included.
Your answer
Type of search *
Please select how comprehensive you want the search to be with the understanding that the search time and amount of results will vary depending on what you chose.
Need by date *
The Reference & Outreach department will attempt to meet the date. Please understand the suggested date may not be feasible.
Literature search parameters
Study/Publication Type Limitations
Please select all that apply
Date range
Disclaimer *
I hereby authorize the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library to perform the specified literature search. I am aware that every effort is taken to make the literature search as thorough and accurate as possible, and that the results are limited to the resources available. A search statement can be provided upon request. I agree that Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library and its employees shall have no legal responsibility of any kind concerning the manner of the search, the conclusions obtained therefrom and/or after the results of using such conclusions.
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