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This guide provides an overview of PubMed, and highlights features that beginning users may find useful.

Guide contents:

  • Home
  • PubMed Basics
    • What is PubMed and when should I use it?
    • Obtaining full text using Find@SHU and Interlibrary Loan
    • Finding a specific article using the Single Citation Matcher and PMIDs
    • Performing a simple search and customizing results display
  • Advanced PubMed Features
    • Using Search Details to troubleshoot your search
    • Refining your search results using filters
    • Saving searches and setting preferences using My NCBI
    • Exporting your results to Zotero and other citation managers
    • Saving and/or emailing search results
  • Get Help with PubMed

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