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PubMed Resource Guides

The following 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).

To help you search PubMed effectively, and to make the best use of its features, please view the ONLINE GUIDE to using PubMed.

We also provide the following PDF guides: The first PDF gives an overview of PubMed's content and includes a few tips. The second PDF is an exercise-based guide which provides step-by-step instructions on searching PubMed and saving results.