Finding a few good good articles on a particular dental topic can be very easy.
State your question as specifically as possible:
Identify the key words in your question:
Type the key words into the search box:
PubMed searches for the keywords in the article title, abstract and subject headings. It does not search the full text of the article.
Results are returned with newest articles first in summary format. Click on the title for more information about a single article. Change the Display Settings to Abstract for more information about all the articles in the search results.
Go to a PubMed search for: acupuncture AND migraine
Enter the author's name in the following format: Author's Last Name(space)1st initial2nd initial
Go to this search in PubMed: moons kg
Notice that the last (oldest) article retrieved was published in May 1997.
Go to this search in PubMed: Karel Moons
Notice that the last (oldest) article retrieved was published in March 2002.
To find all the articles in PubMed from a particular journal, select Advanced below the search box.
On the PubMed Advanced Search Builder page:
To find a specific article when you know some of the publication information such as journal name, publication date, page numbers, author name, or title words, use the Single Citation Matcher form.
The link to Single Citation Matcher is on the opening PubMed page. It is the second item in the lower center section labeled PubMed Tools.
You only need to fill in a few data points.
Author Name and First Page often bring up a single result.