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PubMed Resource Guides

These PDF guides explain how to use PubMed to find references to articles and other literature in biomedicine and health literature.

The main component of PubMed is MEDLINE, a database which indexes articles and other documents across 5,600 worldwide publications (mostly academic journals).

The 1st of the following guides provides an overview of PubMed's content and includes search tips. The 2nd provides step-by-step instructions on searching PubMed and saving results.

The 3rd guide is for advanced searchers and explains how to search PubMed, using MeSH subject headings.