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MEDLINE®/PubMed® Resources Guide

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MEDLINE® contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world.  PubMed® provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.

The following resources provide detailed information about MEDLINE data and searching PubMed. If you cannot find the information you seek, please contact NLM Customer Service.


NEWS

  • PubMed New and Noteworthy:
    List of changes to PubMed by date, with links to the Technical Bulletin.
  • NLM Technical Bulletin:
    The NLM Technical Bulletin is your main source for detailed information about changes and updates to NLM resources, including MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • NLM-Announces:
    NLM e-mail list for announcing important information and changes to NLM systems including PubMed.
  • PubMed-Alerts:
    An announcements-only e-mail list that notifies subscribers of major system problems with PubMed, the MeSH Database and the NLM Catalog (Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm ET).

OVERVIEWS

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JOURNALS


DATA STRUCTURE & CONTENT

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DATA POLICIES


SEARCHING PUBMED

(See also Help and Training Resources)

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TOOLS & UTILITIES

  • The Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data
    The Insider's Guide is a series of educational resources to help users explore more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, with a focus on accessing PubMed data via the E-utilities API.
  • E-Utilities Quick Start:
    The Entrez Programming Utilities (or E-Utilities) provide a method for accessing Entrez (including PubMed) data outside of the regular Web query interface.
  • LinkOut:
    The service that links PubMed records to full text providers and other external resources related to the citation.
  • Leasing NLM Data:
    Information on leasing MEDLINE/PubMed and other NLM data.
  • PMCID/PMID/NIHMSID Converter:
    Convert PubMed IDs to PubMedCentral IDs or NIH Manuscript System IDs. Convert PubMedCentral IDs to PubMed IDs.

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MEDLINE® STATISTICS

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HELP & TRAINING RESOURCES