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Understanding the Vocabulary - Building the Search - Managing the Results - Saving the Search - Getting the Articles

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The following are brief animated tutorials with audio for using PubMed. Running times are rounded to the nearest minute. Click on the link to launch the tour.
Please note that these Quick Tours are undergoing revision to improve usability. For audio, use your computer speakers and/or click on the closed captions button.

Searching PubMed

Managing Results

Links to Full Text (My NCBI)  

Your library may use LinkOut Filters or Outside Tool to link from PubMed to full text articles.  Ask your librarian.

Saving Searches (My NCBI)  

Collections and Bibliographies (My NCBI)

Preferences and Filters (My NCBI)

For additional instruction on using PubMed, see the following resources:

The Basics of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in MEDLINE®/PubMed® (Web site)

Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed (Online tutorial)

Webcasts and Videos:

Handouts:
These handouts are a U.S. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) resource.

LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources

PubMed Instructional Resources (for Trainers)

PubMed Help

For classes, see the NLM Training Center


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