Literature Search Service

This service is delivered by the Information Search Librarians Team to Unisa staff and students.

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 using your student number and myUnisa password
  2. Click on the Library tab and then select the Literature Search Request Form


  1. Click on More Sites, select Library and then select the Literature search request form from the menu

  2. Complete the form and submit

Please note:

  • Enquire at  about the status of your request, quoting the reference number you received via email and sms after submitting your request

  • This form is used only to request a literature search and not to request books, journal articles or law reports.

    More information on requesting a literature search

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Last modified: Wed Sep 12 13:12:07 SAST 2018