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Topic-Specific PubMed Queries
Query 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.
  • COVID-19 Filters:  Expedite your search for citations related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.

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.

The following Queries are not updated.

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Query Description


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


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

The National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS) is now hosting and maintaining the Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing (ALTBIB) .


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


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

Complementary Medicine

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

Core clinical journals

Limits search to the PubMed Core clinical journal subset.

Dental journals

View search strategy for dental journals.

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.

Electronic Health Records

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

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.

Nursing Journals

View search strategy for nursing journals.

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.


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


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.

NLM is working with Cornell University’s Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library to continue to make the Veterinary Science search strategy available. PubMed Search for Comprehensive Veterinary Topics – Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library (, PubMed Search for Animal Health and Veterinary Journals – Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library (

Last Reviewed: March 22, 2024