Introduction to PubMed
This video will introduce you to the PubMed database and cover how to do a keyword search, the contents of a PubMed record, finding similar articles in PubMed, and retrieving the full text of articles found using PubMed.
Advanced PubMed search using MeSH terms
Medical Subject Headings (also known as MeSH terms) can be used to construct an advanced search in PubMed.
Introduction to Subject Headings
Unfamiliar with the concept of subject headings? Watch this quick video to find out how subject headings can benefit your search strategy.
Using MeSH terms
This brief video will demonstrate how to create a search using MeSH terms
Combining MeSH terms
Create an advanced search by combining multiple MeSH terms
Systematic Reviews & Meta-analyses in PubMed
Retrieving the full text
Finding the full text of articles found in PubMed can be tricky. PubMed only contains information about articles, not the articles themselves. To retrive the full text of articles published in journals the library subscribes to, use USF's Full Text Finder.
Full Text Finder
Articles published in journals the library does not subscribe to can be ordered via interlibrary loan. To learn more about interlibrary loan at USF, visit: https://library.usfca.edu/delivery/ill
More PubMed resources
- PubMed for NursesThis tutorial consists of a set of videos, designed specifically for nurses, which provide an introduction to searching literature in PubMed.
- Searching for drugs or chemicals in PubMedThis tutorial from the National Library of Medicine provides a set of tips to help you effectively search PubMed for drugs, chemicals and other substances.
- Comprehensive PubMed tutorialThe National Library of Medicine's comprehensive tutorial on PubMed scope, content and features, including an in-depth explanation of PubMed Automatic Term Mapping
- Proximity Searching in PubMedUsers can search for multiple terms appearing in any order within a specified distance of one another in the [Title] or [Title/Abstract] fields.