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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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Handford Charles et al., Frostbite: a practical approach to hospital management. Extreme Physiology Medicine (2014) doi:10.1186/2046-7648-3-7

Bertrand Claudia et al., Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogenetic analysis with Sanger and next-generation sequencing shows that, in Área de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica, the skipper butterfly named Urbanus belli (family Hesperiidae) comprises three morphologically cryptic species Phylogenetics and phylogeography. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-153

Zhao Chun et al., Insulin and risk of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: data from a meta-analysis of seven cohort studies. Diagnostic Pathology (2014) doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-130

Kana Abubakar Musa et al., The trend of geriatric health research and the challenge of health system translation in Nigeria Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice. BMC Health Services Research (2014) doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-S2-P3

Xie Ling et al., Integrating microRNA and mRNA expression profiles in response to radiation-induced injury in rat lung Radiation Biology and Molecular Radiation Oncology. Radiation Oncology (2014) doi:10.1186/1748-717X-9-111

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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