Welcome to the PubMed Tutorial. This course is designed for new and experienced users of PubMed®, the National Library of Medicine (NLM®) journal literature search system.
Goals and Objectives
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
For brief tutorials on specific topics, see also the PubMed Quick Tours
This tutorial was updated in April 2013, and reflects PubMed changes through April 3, 2013. To see a list of recent PubMed changes, go to PubMed's New/Noteworthy.
The tutorial was designed to work on Windows® Operating Systems with Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 7+ or with Firefox version 3+, and works best on Macintosh® computers using Mozilla Firefox™ or Opera™ 8+. It contains animated demonstrations of procedures, for which you will need the Adobe® Flash™ player. The Flash player can be downloaded and installed at no cost from Adobe®. You may not be able to view the animated demonstrations if you are using another browser, such as Netscape version 6 on Windows or IE on Mac. For detailed documentation of the system requirements and known incompatibilities, please see the Tutorial FAQ.
Click Next to learn how to navigate through the modules of the PubMed Tutorial or click on PubMed Overview on the sidebar menu to jump right into learning about PubMed.