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Advanced Searching with PubMed

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. In addition to database searching, features include a citation matcher, a journal title locator, and a clinical queries search filter. This session will focus on effective strategies for searching PubMed, including instructions on how to incorporate MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms into your search. Reviewing this guide prior to attending the course is recommended.

Course Objectives:

This course will help you to:

  • 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

Target Audience:  All staff and students. 

Duration:  1 hour

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Basic Computer Skills

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