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Tips for searching PubMed

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Tips for Searching PubMed

Tips and hints for searching PubMed are scattered throughout the sections/tabs of this guide.

  • The Run a Search tab includes use of filters.
  • Refine Searches demonstrates how to search for words in the title and using similar articles to expand your search results.
  • Using clinical queries is described in Find Clinical Articles.
  • Incorporating subheadings into a search is found in the MeSH Advanced Searching tab.

What is PubMed


PubMed, developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), provides access to biomedical journal articles, including MEDLINE, and to additional life sciences journals. MEDLINE is NLM's database covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains citations and abstracts from over 5400 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries dating back to the 1940s. Updated 5 times/week.

Access PubMed from the Consortium Library website to see icons showing full-text availability.


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