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Searching PubMed


Searching PubMed



Searching PubMed, Part 1 (12:24 min)

  • Enter multiple search terms on the search bar
  • Change "Display" options
  • Add & change "Filters/Limits"
  • Click "Advanced" to view "Search Details"
  • Understand where PubMed searches - MeSH terms versus All Fields
  • View a full MEDLINE record - abstracts, similar articles, references, MeSH, etc.
  • Link to full-text
  • Request items not owned by UVA through interlibrary loan


Searching PubMed, Part 2 (14:22 min)

  • Second search example - enter search terms separately
  • Click on "Advanced" to check "Search Details" and "Combine" search terms 
  • Select items from the search results page to email, print, and save


Searching PubMed, Part 3 (15:53 min)

  • Access your "personal locker" or " Dashboard" in PubMed via "MyNCBI" account
  • Save search strategies to the Dashboard
  • Save records to "Collections" in the Dashboard
  • Visit the "MeSH Database"
  • View the MeSH Tree Structures
  • Select MeSH terms and send back to PubMed to search
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