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What is PubMed?

What is PubMed?

PubMed is comprised of "more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites" (PubMed homepage).

What is MEDLINE?

MEDLINE is a database of citations to articles published in biomedical and life sciences journals. Currently about 5200 journals are indexed for MEDLINE. 

What is PubMed Central (PMC)?

A free archive for full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles.

Learn more about PubMed, MEDLINE, and PubMed Central and how they are different

When Should I Use PubMed?