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KH4360: Clinical Exercise Physiology (Strosnider, Spring 2023)

Finding articles for your CASE STUDY (PLAN OF CARE) PROJECT

Use at least 10 peer-reviewed journal articles to support your project.


  • Type in a string of keywords (not phrases or sentences)
    • Example:  Diabetes exercise
  • Be specific. Avoid quotation marks. Avoid truncation (*)
  • Use more specific/important words first as order makes a difference
  • I got 12K+ results. It’s really too broad...maybe try: type 2 diabetes exercise.
  • It’s still too broad but try some filters.
  • You’ll see some filters to the left, you can choose some.
  • Choose “Additional Filters”>Make your selections> Click Show
  • They should now appear as options on the left, and now you still have to select the ones you want for it to filter.
  • Click the “full text” filter if you are in a hurry or don’t want to bother requesting the article through Interlibrary Loan. ILL is free for you. We can get most articles in 1-3 days.
  • Click the title of a result to see options for accessing the full text of the article

This simple search method in PubMed is recommended for most researchers. It auto maps to term variations and MeSH terms. However, if you desire, you can do much more complicated searches.

Try the filter "randomized control trial" to limit to one of the research methodologies that will work for this assignment.


For the most part, a simple string of keywords in the basic search box is the best way to search Pubmed. The auto mapping in Pubmed can be super handy. It can also be frustrating if it pulls too much irrelevant content. You can turn off auto mapping by using quotation marks or field codes. Here's an example of a complex search using quotations and some field codes.

("Resilience, Psychological"[Mesh]) AND "Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic"[Mesh] AND ("coping behaviour"[All Fields] OR "adaptation, psychological"[Mesh])