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BASIC SEARCHING IN PUBMED


When you first enter PubMed, you will be searching by keyword. To search by Medical Subject Heading (MeSH), select “MeSH Database” at the bottom of the screen.

Enter your first term. If PubMed is able to find a match, you will be offered a series of choices. Click in the box next to the term you wish to search on, if more than one is offered. Click on the button labeled “Add to Search Builder" on the right side of the screen.

Perform this step as many times as necessary. You will begin to see your search build up in the search box. When you have entered all the terms you need to, click on the button labeled “Search PubMed”.

To apply necessary limits, select the filters on the left side of the screen. You may apply as many filters as you like by clicking on the value of the filter applied.

To look at the abstract for a specific article, click on the title. Some publishers allow you to link out to the full text of an article by clicking on an icon at the top of the abstract





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