Support for Literature Searching

Our information specialists offer personal assistance to members of the University of Basel and of the University Hospital Basel who have specific questions about literature searching in medical bibliographic databases.

Services provided

  • Peer Review / formulation of search strategies in PubMed / Medline
  • Support for translation of search queries from PubMed to other databases (Cinahl, Embase, Cochrane Library, PsycInfo, Clinical Trials etc.)
  • Procedure and documentation of comprehensive searches for systematic reviews
  • Processing of reference data with EndNote or other citation management software

A one-hour mentoring session including preparation and follow-up by the library staff is provided free of charge for members of the University and of the University Hospital Basel. For external enquiries a quote will be provided.

One hour of mentoring entitles medical students to receive a CP within the framework of WIKO-Flex (overview WIKO-Flex-Angebote/Anrechnung).


For further information and to schedule a consulting appointment please fill in the form and send it to research-medlib at

On request we create and carry out systematic searches.