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Literature searching service

*The literature searching service is currently unavailable due to library staff being furloughed. For search requests on COVID-19 you will find expert searches via OVID (you will be taken to a login page click on openathens under the login button to use your openathens account). OVID has also put together a COVID-19 tool for the RCP which gives you access to free articles on COVID-19/Corona virus research simply click on the ‘view article in publisher website full for full text access.*

RCP library staff will conduct searches of Medline or HMIC free of charge for RCP members, who may place up to three such requests per year.

Please call +44 (0)20 3075 1539 to discuss your needs or email library@rcplondon.ac.uk with a completed copy of the literature search request form.

Please note that the turnaround time will depend on staff availability and the complexity of the search.

RCP Course students and student members: We do not search on your behalf but we are happy to advise on how to improve a search strategy. Please contact us for help and advice.