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PubMed® Special Queries

Directory of Topic-Specific PubMed Queries

Clinicians and Health Services Researchers Queries Description

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

A PubMed Electronic Health Records search. View search strategy. See also 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.

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.

Subjects Description

AIDS

Limits search to the PubMed AIDS subset. View search strategy.

Bioethics

A PubMed Bioethics subset search. View search strategy. See also Bioethics Information Resources.

Cancer

Limits search to the PubMed Cancer subset.  View search strategy.

Complementary Medicine

Limits search to the PubMed Complementary Medicine subset. View search strategy.

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART)

A PubMed Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology search. View search strategy.

Dietary Supplements

Limits search to the PubMed Dietary Supplements subset. View search strategy.

Health Disparities

A PubMed Health Disparities search. View search strategy. See also Health Disparities Information Resources.

Health Literacy

A PubMed Health Literacy search. View search strategy. See also links to other Health Literacy Information Resources.

History of Medicine

Limits search to the PubMed History of Medicine subset. View search strategy.

Population Health

A PubMed Population Health search. View search strategy.

Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

A PubMed Research Reporting Guidelines search. View search strategy. See also links to organizations responsible for developing the guidelines and more information.

Space Life Sciences

A PubMed Space Life Sciences search. View search strategy.

Smallpox

A PubMed Smallpox search. View search strategy. See also Smallpox Information Resources.

Toxicology

Limits search to the PubMed Toxicology subset. View search strategy.

Veterinary Science

Limits search to the PubMed Veterinary Science subset. View search strategy.  See also Veterinary Information Resources.

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. Includes records from the subset of MEDLINE Dental journals (see list of dental journals in NLM Catalog) and individual records selected by indexers.

Nursing Journals

Limits search to the PubMed Nursing Journals. Includes records from the subset of MEDLINE Nursing journals (see list of nursing journals in NLM Catalog) and individual records selected by indexers.