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Research Support


Welcome to RCSI Library's Libguide to Research Support.

RCSI Library provides a variety of supports for researchers, including access to a wide range of resources and services.

A useful introductory guide to some of the 'hot topics' in scholarly publishing, such as Open Access and predatory publishers, can be accessed here.


RCSI Library Resources

We provide access on and off-campus to the principal and specialist databases in biomedicine and healthcare and to a wide selection of e-journals.

See our LibGuide on Finding Information for advice on using these and other resources, such as grey literature.  The LibGuide includes guides and tutorials on literature and systematic review searching.

Literature Searching

Literature Searching

Systematic literature reviews are important study types in certain research areas. The Finding Information LibGuide brings together key resources and support materials, Including the RCSI Library Guide to Searching for Studies for Systematic Reviews.

The Library provides consultancy and support services for such projects  - contact for more information.



EndNote is a bibliographic reference manager that can help you to:

  • Store, manage, organise and format bibliographic references to be used in your research papers and publications.
  • Automatically create and format citations and bibliographies for your research papers.

EndNote can be a time-saver if you are:

  • Preparing literature reviews, lengthy essays, dissertations or theses.
  • Preparing papers for publication.


Installing EndNote

RCSI IT has a license to install EndNote for Windows and Mac users on the RCSI network. Please find further information on Moodle (network log-in required) or contact RCSI IT at or on 01 402 2273. 

For further information please see our EndNote 20 Libguides for Mac and for Windows

Document Supply

Document Supply

We are happy to obtain articles or books which we don't stock in our collections from elsewhere. For more details, see our Document Supply page, or email