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Searching PubMed - Class Materials and Information: Searching PubMed

This class provides users with a demonstration of basic PubMed search techniques.

Class Description


Goals: Upon completion of the class, participants should be able to access and efficiently search PubMed.

Objectives: By the end of the class, participants should be able to:

Access PubMed via the HSL database page.

Create a PubMed search strategy using MesH terms, when appropriate.

Search PubMed using field tags for author, title, etc.

Use the Limits features to gain more precise search results.

Link-Out to full-text articles via PubMed

This class covers the features and search techniques available for searching NLM's web-based version of MEDLINE, PubMed. Included are the unique search features, how to perform simple and complex searches, how to use limits to narrow a search, as well as how to save and print a search strategy.  Also discussed is the use of PubMed Linkout which allows users to link from the search results to full-text articles.

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