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Expert Searching:

Although most Reference services, such as consultation and instruction, are provided at no charge, expert searching of literature databases by the Reference team is also available.

Email us, visit us, or call 801-581-5534 to consult with a member of the Reference and Research Team.

Expert Mediated Search Fees:

  • University of Utah students, staff or faculty: No charge.
  • Non-affiliates of University of Utah: $100 base fee plus $100/additional hour
    • Note: Expert searching for evidence synthesis projects (such as systematic reviews or scoping reviews) are limited to current faculty, staff or students of the University of Utah.
  • Patients and their families, please consult with the Health Library, University Hospital.


Mediated literature searches provided by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library staff are offered on a fee basis as outlined above. While library staff utilize the most appropriate and authoritative sources of information available, the University of Utah assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information provided or for any damages resulting from its use. Results of literature searches are subject to the limitations of the databases and/or websites searched and are also restricted by contractual database licenses and your parameters. It is your responsibility to determine the accuracy, validity and interpretation of the search results. Mediated literature searches do not include the full-text of the articles, document delivery or interlibrary loan. This information or service is not to be construed as a substitute for the advice of a qualified health care professional.

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