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PubMed - Searching Medical Literature: Research Tips

A guide to searching medical literature using PubMed, the MEDLINE search engine from the National Library of Medicine.

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Research Tips

Don't ever pay for articles!  Go through the Library journals page to verify we have a subscription.  If not, order it through OUR interlibrary loan service.  We'll pay, not you!

Write down your references. Write out or save a complete citation for each source you find; you may need it again later.  Use citation management systems to help you.

 

Search multiple databases to be sure you don't miss the very best book, article, or summary on your topic.

 

Use the one good resource approach.  When you find a good article/resource, look at the bibliography to see what resources that author used and try searching for them.

Ask a librarian for help! 

  • Call the Research Support Desk at 404-413-2800
  • Use the chat box on the Library homepage