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PubMed Research Guide: Getting Started!

This guide will help you learn how to use PubMed.

Guide, Quick Tours and Tutorials:

PubMed Guide

The official PubMed help guide includes FAQs, a Quick Start guide, and detailed instructions.

PubMed Quick Tours

Brief animated tutorials with audio for using PubMed.

PubMed Tutorials

A PubMed course created by the National Library of Medicine.

Useful PubMed Tools:

Why PubMed?

PubMed is used mainly to locate scholarly articles in the fields of medicine and the health sciences. You can use PubMed to conduct searches (whether simple or comprehensive), match citations, and much more.

The Basics!

Step 1: Learn to speak PubMed's language with mesh

Step 2: Use filters to fine-tune your search