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KU Medical Library - PubMed Guide

This guide will give you an overview of the medical research database PubMed.

PubMed Interface

From PubMed's homepage you can sign into your personal account (or set up a new one), run a basic or link to the advanced search, or link to more advanced or focused PubMed searches such as MeSH, Single Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries.

Running a search in PubMed can be straightforward: Type in your search terms and click Search. For a basic search you do not need to add Boolean operators (e.g., AND, OR, and NOT). PubMed will, when possible, map your search terms to subject terms. (See the MeSH tab for more information about this.) For example, you can just type polycythemia treatment adults and then run your search.

The boxes below will help you understand the layout of PubMed and how to navigate its various pages, starting with PubMed's homepage.