Searching 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. 

PubMed allows you to do a simple keyword search to start. This kind of search usually leads you to additional terms that are suggested by the database.


These interactive tutorials give helpful directions on using PubMed:

Doing a Simple Search in PubMed

Advanced Search Tutorial


Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Video (includes closed captioning)

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.



PubMed Search Filters