Become a PubMed Pro:
An Online Tutorial
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Watch this tutorial if you:
Need to locate
Want to learn
how to better use
Get the most out of the tutorial
See things for yourself – follow along!
1. Access PubMed
• Go to the library homepage
• Click on Databases A – Z
• Scroll down to P
• Click on PubMed (MEDLINE)
2. Follow the directions in the yellow boxes
Click to continue!
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
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 Free Full Text link above. If you accessed PubMed
through the library’s website (as directed at the beginning of
this tutorial), the database will have synced with library
holdings. This allows you to click and access articles from
library subscriptions within PubMed.
You can click on the title of any article to get more
information, including MeSH terms and related citations.
Click on the title of the article by Matuchansky (result #1)
Sample article record:
Not every record will look the same, but this is a good example.
Links to access the full text of this article are here.
These links will change depending on who is making
the article available online. You could also see a logo
for the EJC:
Complete citation information
is given, though it is not
formatted with MLA or any
other citation style.
What if the full-text of your article isn’t
available through PubMed?
If the full-text of your article is not available through
PubMed, don’t despair! You have other options! Be
sure to save the complete citation information and then
follow the directions on this website for help: Find It!
If you’re really stuck, remember that your librarians at
Pilgrim Library are standing by and more than happy to
help you with this! Ask us!
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Becoming a PubMed Pro: Getting Started
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