PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

International biomedical database of journal articles, with bibliographic descriptions, abstracts, descriptors (MeSH-headings) and references to the full-text availability on the Internet (although not always accessible). There is an emphasis on clinical literature and American biomedical literature. PubMed (=Medline expanded) contains references to journal literature from 1950 to the present and now amounts to more than 30 million records. PubMed now includes OldMedline with articles from the Index Medicus and published between 1953 and 1965. PubMed is updated every week.

Records of articles which are full-text available on the Internet contain a full-text link. Unfortunately, not all links provide access, because of license restrictions.

PubMed Quick Tours
Brief animated tutorials on specific topics (1-3 min). Searching PubMed; PubMed’s MeSH Database; Managing Results (MyNCBI)

PubMed Basics
(tri-fold handout in PDF)

Searching PubMed with MeSH
(tri-fold handout in PDF)

(tri-fold handout in PDF)

Branching Out:  The MeSH® Vocabulary
This 11-minute video is an introduction to the development, structure and use of the MeSH® vocabulary.

Exporting references from PubMed to EndNote (PDF manual)

“Old” PubMed = PubMed legacy
As from May 2020, a new version of PubMed is online. If you want to access the former version go to PubMed legacy.


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