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PubMed® Special Queries

Directory of Topic-Specific PubMed Queries

Clinicians and Health Services Researchers QueriesDescription

Clinical Queries

A search interface to find citations in the areas of:

  • Clinical Study Categories: Find citations corresponding to a specific clinical study category.
  • Systematic Reviews: Find citations for systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, and guidelines.
  • Medical Genetics: Find citations related to various topics in medical genetics.

Electronic Health Records

PubMed search and links to other electronic health records information resources

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Specialized searches of published research and research in progress to help inform investigations of comparative effectiveness

Health Services Research (HSR) Queries

A search interface to find PubMed citations relating to health care quality or to health care costs, e.g.: Appropriateness; Process assessment; Outcomes assessment; Costs; Economics; Qualitative research; and Quality improvement.

Cancer Topic Searches

A search interface to retrieve PubMed citations on more than 100 major cancer topics

Healthy People 2020

An interface providing searches - Structured Evidence Queries (SEQs) - to retrieve citations to published literature related to Healthy People 2020 topic areas and objectives.

SubjectsDescription

AIDS

Limits search to the PubMed AIDS subset

Bioethics

Bioethics Information Resource page providing a PubMed search function using the PubMed Bioethics subset, and links to additional bioethics-related resources.

Cancer

Limits search to the PubMed Cancer subset

Complementary Medicine

Limits search to the PubMed Complementary Medicine subset

Dietary Supplements

Limits search to the PubMed Dietary Supplements subset

Health Disparities

PubMed search and links to other health disparities information resources

Health Literacy

PubMed search and links to other health literacy information resources

History of Medicine

Limits search to the PubMed History of Medicine subset

Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

PubMed search link and links to organizations responsible for developing the guidelines that provide advice for reporting research methods and findings.

Space Life Sciences

PubMed Space Life Sciences search

Smallpox

Comprehensive PubMed search and links to other smallpox information resources

Toxicology

Limits search to the PubMed Toxicology subset

Veterinary Science

Limits search to the PubMed Veterinary Science subset.  See also Veterinary Information Resources on veterinary medicine and animal health.

Additional Search Queries / Interfaces Description

ALTBIB

Provides a PubMed interface to search animal alternatives for biomedical research and testing

CAM on PubMed

Provides information on searching for complementary and alternative medicine citations in PubMed

MedlinePlus Health Topics

Provides several search mechanisms for searching for health topics of interest to the general public in PubMed

National Institutes of Health Funding Support

Provides a search in PubMed for citations designated as funded by NIH Institutes.

Retracted Publication

Provides a search in PubMed for all citations designated as a retracted publication

TOXNET

Provides a series of toxicological databases, several of which include a PubMed search option/function

Journal Collections Description

Core clinical journals

Limits search to the PubMed Core clinical journal subset

Dental journals

Limits search to the PubMed Dental journal subset

Nursing Journals

Limits search to the PubMed Nursing Journals