PubMed Basics

PubMed Basics


Goals and Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1. Understand PubMed's scope and content.

2. Build a search using PubMed search tools (Details, Filters, History, Search Builder, etc.)

3. Manage your results using Display, Sort, Clipboard, Save, Print, e-Mail.

4. Save your search strategies.

5. Link to full-text articles and other resources.

6. Use special queries and other PubMed/NCBI tools.

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Calder Library Video Training Sessions

PubMed Basics Training Session

This recorded Calder Library Training Session will teach you the basics of searching PubMed.

Video Tutorials
PUBMED PRACTICE EXERCISES
  1. Search for throat cancer and HPV. Limit your results to review articles written in the last 5 years.
  2. Find articles with the word “tropical” in the title written by an author affiliated with the University of Miami.
  3. Find references about the relationships between circadian rhythms and either cortisol or melatonin in humans.
  4. Using MeSH, find citations on the hazardous effects of the MMR vaccination on humans, published within the last five years, in English.
  5. Using MeSH, how many citations can you find about the ethics of liver transplantation?
  6. Using MeSH, find citations to articles about schizophrenia resulting from prenatal exposure to influenza.
  7. Using MeSH, find articles on clinical trials using light therapy to treat seasonal depressive disorder, published in English. Show all results to Display the Abstracts. Select three or four citations and save them in a Collection titled Light Therapy. Share the collection.