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There is a lot of information about cancer out there. Sometimes trying to sift through it all can be overwhelming. A librarian can help you with your information needs. Librarians can help you find something specific or get you started if you are overwhelmed by the amount of information.

You can ask the librarian to search for health information about the topic you want to know about. To request an information search, you need to fill out a form (PDF). The form asks you questions about yourself and about the kind of information you’re looking for. The form also asks how you want the information delivered. You can ask to receive information by email or pick it up in person at the Patient & Family Library.

There are two ways to submit a search form:

  1. Download the search form (PDF), fill it out at home and then email it to the librarian at
  2. Fill out the search form at the Patient & Family Library and give it to the librarian

Getting information through the Ask a Librarian service can save you a lot of time. It can also be a good option for other reasons. When you look for information online you may find websites that are inaccurate or out of date. It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between those sites and more reliable ones. Our librarian is trained in searching for information and will give you information only from reputable, accurate sources.
Last reviewed: 5/5/2022
Last modified: 11/2/2023 9:22 AM
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