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  • Brief description References and abstracts for biomedical articles from 1950s onwards
  • Resource type References and abstracts, trials and reviews
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References and abstracts for biomedical articles, provided by The US National Library of Medicine. 
Incorporates records from MEDLINE, plus articles in process or ahead of print (before added to MedLine), PubMed Central articles, NCBI bookshelf chapters and selected life sciences journals not included in MEDLINE.
Subjects covered are medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and preclinical sciences. PubMed does not contain full-text but will occasionally link out to freely available content.  Otherwise you will need to check OneSearch for

PubMed vs MedLine. Some people find the search easier in Pubmed and it searches wider content but PubMed does not contain full-text and only occasionally will link out to freely available content.  Otherwise you will need to check OneSearch to access the full-text of what you find. MedLine is better for targeted Medical subject searching (better indexing) and has quick access to the full-text content.

Pubmed moved to it's new interface on the 18th May.  If you had an My NCBI folder in the old version it will still be accessible from the new site.

Date Range

Mid 1950s onwards.


17 million citations from 5000+ journals.


Related articles link suggests articles on the same subject.
Use the “send to” menu to save print email, send to etc.
Send results to the Clipboard, where they can be stored for 8 hours.
To save results permanently register to access “My NCBI”.
Limits tab give full range of limiting options.
History tab allows you to combine searches.

Search Tips

The main search box is used for Keyword, journal title or author. To search on author include the initials without punctuation, for example Brown PH. If you don’t know the initials put [au], for example Brown[au]
Use “single citation matcher” to find a known article. Search the Journals database to find a journal.
Use “clinical queries” to search for Systematic reviews For full search tips check.  

The new Pubmed site will automatically map English/American spellings and singular/plural variations.

Other information

Full search tips are available from the website. 

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