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NS 4250: Nutrition Communications and Counseling: Searching PubMed

This guide provide resources and guidance for finding and evaluating nutrition information.

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.