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PubMed Search Made Easy: Home

This is a guide on how to search PubMed, the world's largest database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics.

About this Guide

This is a guide for PubMed users. Explore each tab to:

  • Find out PubMed's scope and content.
  • Learn about the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
  • Build a search using MeSH and PubMed search tools.
  • Manage your results and save records of interest.
  • Link to or order full-text articles.
  • Link to related resources.

The content of this guide is based on PubMed tutorial, National Library of Medicine.

What is PubMed?

PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It contains over 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.


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Mahnaz Tehrani
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical Library
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