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CEYE PubMed Training Session - July 10, 2020

Searching in PubMed

What is PubMed?

PubMed is a vast database that connects users to over 27 million biomedical article citations, which is hosted and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. 

What does PubMed do?

Users can search PubMed by keyword or MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) to obtain an array of citations with a focus on Biomedicine and the health care sciences.

How can users access PubMed?

Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, PubMed is freely available for users via the World Wide Web.

Search PubMed:

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PubMed Tutorials to Help you Become a Search Expert

What is Pubmed? An Overview (From the Welch Medical Library YouTube Channel)

PubMed Basic Tutorial Search (From the BC Library's YouTube Channel)

More Great Tutorials to Help you use PubMed!

National Library of Medicine

What is the National Library of Medicine?

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library, and plays a large role in supporting biomedical research. 

What information can users find at  the National Library of Medicine's website?

The website to the National Library of Medicine connects users to a variety of information-rich databases, including PubMed, MedlinePlus, Open-i, TOXNET,, BLAST, etc. 

How can I access information from the National Library of Medicine?

Much of the information at the National Library of Medicine can be accessed freely on the web.

Explore the National Library of Medicine's Website:

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Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar provides a simple  way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

What does Google Scholar do?

Google Scholar is a great way to start the research process. The Google Scholar search portal connects users to a wide variety of scholarly literature in one place. Information can include articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web. Google Scholar is a terrific way to field research topics when beginning.

How can I access Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is freely accessible via the web.

Search Google Scholar:


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Google Scholar Tutorial