Literature Search Service

Consult your Tutorial letter 101 for a list of recommended books and e-Reserve articles for your course. If you need additional information for your assignment you can request a literature search from us.

We will be unable to provide this service if the literature search forms part of your assessment.

To compile the literature search a number of electronic databases are consulted to provide you with an overview of the literature written on your topic. The search results will include citationsabstracts, and links to full-text articles where available.

How do I request a literature search?

  1. Login on myUnisa with your student number and myUnisa password, then click on Log in
  2. Click on myModules
  3. Click on Sites and then select Library and then Literature Search Request Form
  4. Complete the form and click on Submit once

Check your myLife mailbox for the acknowledgement email. 

Please note: If you cannot access the form:

  1. We would like to recommend that you use Internet Explorer as your browser.  
  2. Go to Microsoft Office 365 at and sign in with your myLife email address and myUnisa password. (If you are already logged into office 365 with a different account / profile, please log out from Office 365 and log in again with your myLife credentials.) 
  3. Follow the steps above to complete the Literature Search Request Form 

To receive an email confirmation of your request, please check the box at the end of the form.

Please note: This form may only be used to request a literature search.

If you have a short reference question, please click here.

More information on requesting a literature search

Enquire at about the status of your request.

Last modified: 2021/01/04