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PubMed access to biomedical research literature

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Learn to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's premiere search engine for biomedical literature. More than 18 million citations from life science journals can be searched through this free service. Topics as diverse as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care and preclinical sciences are covered in PubMed. It is one of NCBI's Entrez databases, and so many many handy tools and links are offered. You can quickly access related information in a variety of fields and can customize your results, for example. Improve the efficiency and accuracy of your searches with simple strategies and tips that you will find in this tutorial.
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You'll learn:

  • basic, advanced, and Boolean search methods
  • additional searching methods like the Entrez Global query and the MeSH query
  • tips to understand the visual cues and displays
  • to use My NCBI to customize your results and save searches which can be run and emailed regularly


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Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource

Roberts Mark et al., An overview of Ghana’s mental health system: results from an assessment using the World Health Organization’s Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS). International Journal of Mental Health Systems (2014) doi:10.1186/1752-4458-8-16

Qian Zhi-Da et al., Caesarean scar choriocarcinoma: a case report and review of the literature Obstetrics and gynaecology. European Journal of Medical Research (2014) doi:10.1186/2047-783X-19-25

Molteni Mauro et al., Warfarin and atrial fibrillation: from ideal to real the warfarin affaire. Thrombosis Journal (2014) doi:10.1186/1477-9560-12-5

Waters MI Aoife et al., The CONSENSUS study: protocol for a mixed methods study to establish which outcomes should be included in a core outcome set for oropharyngeal cancer. Trials (2014) doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-168

González-Castro Beatriz Thelma et al., Association of TPH-1 and TPH-2 gene polymorphisms with suicidal behavior: a systematic review and meta-analysis Psychiatric molecular genetics. BMC Psychiatry (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-244X-14-196

More about the resource:

PubMed is provided to researchers by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). For decades NLM has collected, organized, and curated biomedical literature and made it searchable. PubMed is continually updated and provides data that are also linked extensively to other NLM and NCBI resources and to many external databases as well.


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