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Navigating PubMed

PubMed's home page displays:

Search features:

- a database selection menu, where you can choose between PubMed and other NCBI databases
(the last four databases you searched will appear at the top)

- a search box where you enter your terms

- a link to the Advanced search, where you can construct a tailored search

- guided searches and query tools (PubMed Tools)


Assistance with PubMed:

- a link to PubMed Help

- links to specific sections of Help, the FAQ and PubMed Tutorials (Using PubMed)

Links to related databases (More Resources)

Customization options (My NCBI)


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Last Reviewed: October 28, 2019