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NS 5100/5410: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies: Searching PubMed

This resource guide provides guidance to students enrolled in the Division of Nutritional Sciences Certificate Program in Health Studies, including help in finding and evaluating scholarly information in the medical sciences.

Doing a simple search in PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's online database for searching MEDLINE and additional biomedical and life sciences literature.  It is one of the most up to date, comprehensive and powerful databases for finding scholarly literature in biomedicine. 

To start, try doing a simple search of PubMed as shown below:



Advanced Search Builder in PubMed

Using PubMed Search Filters

Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

To take advantage of PubMed's excellent indexing, try doing a more advanced search using Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH terms. Watch this tutorial to learn more.

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