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Advanced Searching Using PubMed

Course Description (48 Minutes):

PubMed is the free online interface of Medline, the database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Recently NLM launch a new PubMed interface. The new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version. This session will provide an overview of the new interface; focus on effective strategies for searching PubMed, including instructions on how to incorporate MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms into your search; and discuss features such as a citation matcher, a journal-title locator, and a clinical queries search filter.

Course Objectives: 

  • Develop search strategies
  • Use Medical Subject Headings to increase the relevancy of search results
  • Refine your results to workable sets
  • Manage your results and access articles

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