Literature Search Request

Our medical librarians provide literature searches on any medical or healthcare-related topic. There is no charge to Ochsner staff and employees for this service. Lit searches are typically completed within 3 to 4 workdays. If your search is urgent, call Ochsner Medical Library at 504-842-3760 so we may expedite your request.

Please note that lit searches are not performed for medical students and allied health students. Learning how to search medical literature and references is part of student training. For guidance on using search tools, contact a medical librarian.

Patients and their family members seeking educational information on a medical condition or a diagnosis should send a request by email to