PubMed

In this interactive course, participants will engage with recommended pre-workshop resources, such as videos and tutorials to familiarize with PubMed. Workshop time will be used effectively for review, practice, and addressing specific questions from participants.

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.

Course objectives

  • Develop search strategies
  • Use Medical Subject Headings to help refine your search
  • Use the interface for different types of searches
  • Focus your results by limiting to different criteria
  • 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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