Module 0: PubMed Basics (Prerequisite for MeSH)

How Do I Search for a Topic in PubMed?



This module will review some simple search strategies for getting to the results you need quickly. Searching PubMed is as easy as typing a few keywords related to your topic and clicking Search. Plus, PubMed features a search bar on every page.

Let’s start from the PubMed homepage .

PubMed homepage screen shot

You can easily search PubMed by entering a topic into the search bar. As you start typing, PubMed will start auto-populating possible topics.

For example, let’s start typing blood pressure.

Screen shot of PubMed Home Page with blood typed in search bar

You can either select a PubMed suggested topic or finish typing your own. Once you have your topic in the search bar, click the Search button.

Screen shot of PubMed Home Page with blood pressure typed in search bar

Additional Training

Other popular options for searching include: