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?

Please click here to submit your literature search request. 

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.) 

Complete the form and click on Submit once

Check your myLife mailbox for the acknowledgement email. 

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: 2023/08/07