Type any keyword or phrase into the Search box. Use an asterisk (*) to retrieve variations on a word, e.g., bacter* retrieves bacteria, bacterium, bacteriophage, etc.
Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to combine topics in the Search box. Boolean operators should be entered in UPPERCASE and are processed from left to right. Change the order by using parentheses.
Example: osteoporosis AND (drug therapy OR exercise)
If desired, use the Search Builder feature on the Advanced Search page.
Use the sidebar filters to restrict your results by text availability, article type, year/publication date, species, article language, sex, and age.
To add additional filter categories to the sidebar, click the “Additional filters” button and select the additional categories.
When filters are selected, a Filters applied message will display on the results page.
At the top of your results list, you will see the Filters applied for your search. Click on the Clear all link to move to that set.
PubMed citations (more on how to read citations here) are displayed in Summary format, 10 at a time. Under display options, you can change the format (i.e., Summary, Abstract, PubMed, PMID), change the number of results per page, and show/hide abstract snippets. You can sort by Best match, Most recent, Publication date, First author, and Journal. You can also change the display for all or selected citations.
After displaying your search results, view single records by clicking on the title of the article or mark a set of references by clicking on the boxes to the left of each citation.
Click on the Sort by button to change the order of your results. The default order in PubMed is Best Match, but you can also sort by Most Recent, Publication Date, First Author, and Journal.
Click on the Per page button to increase the number of citations per page (up to 200).
Links to Full-text Documents: To find full-text articles, enter PubMed from the JABSOM Library homepage and use the Find it button to link to full-text.
A new page will open with the link to your full-text article. If there is no full text, a link for interlibrary loan will be displayed.
E-mail: Send your results by e-mail. From the Send To link, select E-mail, choose Format, Sort order, add email and additional information, and click the E-mail button.
Citation Manager: To send citations to EndNote, Zotero, etc., select Citation Manager under Send to. For more information, see the Export to Citation Managers tab.
Clipboard: The Clipboard acts as a temporary holding file for all citations collected during your online session. Use the Send to button to save to Clipboard. Click on the Clipboard link under the Search bar to retrieve all citations on your Clipboard. Results on the Clipboard will be lost after 8 hours of inactivity.
Go to the History section on the Advanced Search screen. Either print the screen(s) using your browser or, to avoid copying the entire Advanced Search screen, copy and paste the Search History into a document for future reference.
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