University of FloridaHealth Science Center Libraries
Super Search:
Professional Information Search Service

A Super Search is a literature and reference search done by a professional Librarian for a patron. The Librarian is the mediator between the information and the user. The advantage of a Super Search in todays world of shifting databases and expanded electronic resources is significant or even critical in that it has become far more difficult to know where and how to look for information, as well as know what the date and content limitations are associated with particular databases.

You may request a search by:

  • Telephone 904-244-3240 during these hours:
    Monday-Thursday, 8am - 7:00pm
    Friday, 8am - 5pm

  • In person at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the LRC Bulding
    (during the hours listed above)

  • Submit our online form

  • Standard mail to:
    Borland Library Reference
    University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries
    653-1 West 8th Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32209-6511

  • Fax to 904-244-3191

When requesting a search, provide as much detailed information about your topic as possible. If you know of a good article on the topic, please provide the citation so that we can use it to find similar articles. Please include your name, billing address and phone number.

A reference librarian will complete the search within 48 hours of receiving it, using such databases as MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, or others. You may be contacted by the librarian doing your search for further clarification of your topic. Search results will consist of a list of bibliographic citations on your topic, with or without abstracts. The search results may be picked up, mailed, or emailed (if available).


The fees for a search are as follows:



Super Search Charges
UF requests
Non-UF requests
HSC-Jacksonville faculty only**
Base literature search charge
Includes up to 100 citations, with or without abstracts
$10.00
$30.00
no charge
Additional 50 citations
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
Fax of search results
$5 up to 20 pgs; $5 for each additional 10 pgs.
Please Select One
* I agree to pay the above charges as applicable to my search request, based upon number of citations and method of Delivery. I understand that payment is due when services are rendered or within 30 days of receiving an invoice.
** I am a faculty member in the Health Science Center- Jacksonville. My Library Card number is:
example (do not use dashes):
21299742350082

Please contact a reference librarian for additional information.