Literature Search

Who can request a literature search?

  • UConn Health faculty, staff, and students
  • Connecticut hospitals
  • State agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Law firms

How long does it take?

Most requests are completed within twenty-four (24) hours. Completion times may vary depending on: time of receipt, staff availability, system availability, and the complexity of the search(es).

How much does it cost?

  • UConn Health faculty, staff, and students: FREE
  • Connecticut hospitals and state agencies: $10 base fee plus applicable charges (see below)  
  • All others: $40 base fee plus applicable charges (see below)

Other charges (for CT hospitals, state agencies, and all others)
  • Bibliographic citation charges – $1.00 each
  • Rush service – $15 additional per topic
  • E-mailing of results – no charge; please specify e-mail address
  • Faxing – $2/page
  • Express Mail – $15 additional plus actual mailing costs


How do I request a literature search?

Contact Reference Services at (860) 679-2942 or