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 by typing keywords into the serch box on the main page using keywords.  When you do this, PubMed will suggest search terms based on common searches.


Screenshot of PubMed search that shows saturated fat heart disease typed into the main search box, and two suggested searches: saturated fat heart disease and saturated fat heard disease review

Pubmed is a very powerful information database which has advanced options for searching that can help researchers to hone in on just what they're looking for.  Go to the PubMed Tutorial for detailed information on how to get the most out of searching this database.