IN EVIDENCE: BFM LIBRARY SERVICES in the COVID era - List of COURSE TEXTBOOKS in e-book format. - POLO SAN LUIGI CLOSED from 9/11/2020: its book collections available for loan/consultation at Polo Biologico. 

Support on bibliographic searches & systematic reviews

The BFM provides support on literature search via assisted search service.

An expert librarian will:

  • help you define the research question;
  • identify appropriate databases to be searched;
  • develop search queries and adapt them to the specific search features of databases;
  • perform searches/search updates in selected databases;
  • deliver search strings and results in formats suitable to your needs;
  • provide training and support for citation management software / database features and tools.


Assisted searches are offered:


On site


Call +39 011 6705874 to fix an appointment for an assisted search session.


Location of the search sessions: Turin office (via Santena, 5 bis) / San Luigi office (Regione Gonzole, 10 – Orbassano TO)


Approximate length of sessions: 1:30/2 hours


Service charges: free (UniTO students, UniTO faculty/staff & healthcare practitioners of Città della Salute and AOU San Luigi Gonzaga); € 50,00 per session (all other users).

Via Web

Available only for UniTO students, UniTO faculty/staff & healthcare practitioners of Città della Salute and AOU San Luigi Gonzaga. Free-of-charge service, highly recommended for search updates.


Request remote bibliographic assistance: Fill in the online form, and we will send you the search strings and their corresponding results by e-mail.




Available only for students, and faculty/staff members of UniTO Courses, Schools, Departments or other structures that arranged agreements with BFM for Skype support on bibliographic searches  (check the list below). Free of charge service.


If your structure is on the list, call +39 011 6705874 to fix an appointment. At the chosen date and time, you will receive bibliographic research support by attending a video call session on a dedicated desktop through your structure Skype account.