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Using PubMed

  • PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.
  • It was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in conjunction with biomedical literature publishers as a tool for accessing literature citations and also for linking to full-text journals on-line at participating publishers’ Web sites.
  • Bibliographic information on PubMed comes from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and HealthSTAR, as well as Publisher-Supplied citations.

  • An excellent PubMed tutorial has been created by Health Librarians at the University of Florida. We suggest choosing "Simple Search" to learn basic PubMed features. The tutorial will open in a new window. Then you may return to this page by, on a PC, clicking on the appropriate icon at the bottom of the screen, or on a Mac, alternating between windows at the top of the screen.

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