Research Request Service

 About the Research Request Service

The Research Request Service is a literature searching service provided free and exclusively for employees of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The Research Request Team is comprised of professionally qualified Librarians working as part of the wider National Health Library and Knowledge Services (NHLKS) team.

Our Commitment to you

The Research Request Service Team is committed to ensuring that the answers we provide to your requests will ;

  • Contain the highest quality and most relevant evidence based information to answer your search
  • Are answered in a time efficient manner
  • Contain a documented search strategy. A list of resources used when compiling this search Like This (PDF link) will be sent to you along with a collection of *search results (Refworks example)

Why use the Research Request Service?

This service provides the highest quality evidence to answer questions including:

  • Best Practice in the treatment of clinical conditions
  • Development of Policies, Protocols and Guidelines
  • Conducting of audits
  • Research topics

How to use the Research Request Service

To request a Literature Search please complete the Research Request Service Form

Please include as much information as possible about your search topic to assist us in finding the most relevant information for you. The Librarian who has been assigned your search request will then contact you if they require any further information and to agree a timeframe.

If you encounter any difficulties in completing this form please contact your local HSE Library

Accessing Full Text of Articles

By applying for an Athens Password you can get the full text of many of the references sent as part of the answer to your Search Request.
However, if you still can’t access the full text of the article then contact your local library who can assist.

Linking to other Library Services

NHLKS provides a suite of support services such as training and access to e-resources which are available via your NHLKS Athens account.

How the Research Request Service works