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Library Service

Gold Coast Health Library Services delivers responsive and innovative information services and resources to support research, evidence-based practice, ongoing review and production of guidelines, as well as professional and service development initiatives across the health service.

Researchers are encouraged to engage with Gold Coast Health librarians in the planning phase of their project to determine where gaps in the literature may exist, and to plan for the publication of their work.

Supporting your research goals


The library staff continually review and update the book collection to meet the needs of researchers and the organisation. They also assist staff from across the health service in accessing and utilising information resources, and provide consultations for more complex information retrieval.

Literature search service

GCH librarians can assist individuals and teams of researchers in all aspects of literature searching, from advising on literature search methodology to collating bibliographies of relevant resources and developing comprehensive search strategies across multiple databases.

Submit a request for a literature search here

Training and specialised support

Library staff deliver regular online training sessions covering literature search skills, research databases, and full-text access. Librarians also provide training in the use of citation managers (e.g., EndNote). Citation managers are invaluable tools for keeping track of literature and when developing a manuscript or thesis. As research journals often have specific style requirements, citation managers can save a considerable amount of time in the referencing process.

View and register for upcoming training sessions here. Request individual or group training here

Systematic Reviews

Planning to conduct a systematic review or other form of evidence synthesis? It is recommended that you engage with a research librarian for methodological guidance and to organise a preliminary search of the literature for your topic. 

Access the library guide for systematic reviews here.

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Research Publications

Every month, Gold Coast Health Library Services collates publications involving GCHHS authors. Access the May 2024 list of publications.

Last updated 11 Jun 2024