Become a PubMed Pro: Getting started This follow-along tutorial will introduce you to PubMed and its most helpful options. To get the most out of the experience, start at the PubMed homepage and follow along!
This section of the PubMed homepage is incredibly helpful if you have questions or you need some additional guidance. Click on PubMed FAQs!
If you have any questions, this FAQ section is the ultimate help guide! You can scroll to the top and search within the help manual, or look at the table of contents and jump to sections of interest. Explore a bit and then click on the PubMed logo at the top of the page to return to the PubMed homepage!
If you are looking for a specific article, the Single Citation Matcher is what you want to use. Click on Single Citation Matcher!
Here you will enter information for a specific citation. Thankfully, you don’t have to know all of this information – just enter as much as you know. The more you can enter, the more likely your search is to bring back the right article right away. Let’s run a sample search! In the Journal search box type in New England Journal of Medicine. In the Date box type in 2008.
These are citations of articles from the 2008 volumes of NEJM. To limit your search to full-text articles only, click on the link above. If full-text is available, click on the NEJM logo to access the full article. You can click on the title of any article to get more information, including MeSH terms and related citations. Explore a bit and then click on the PubMed logo at the top of the page to return to the PubMed homepage!
If the full-text is not available through PubMed, don’t despair! We may still have access through the library. Save the citation information and check our library resources to see if we have it available! Watch the How Do I Get My Article tutorialfor more complete directions!