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Why Use PubMed?

The Health Sciences Library provides access to MEDLINE via the PubMed search system from the National Library of Medicine.

  • PubMed covers journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the health care system.
  • It has information about journal articles published in 5,200 journals in 30 languages dating back to 1949.
  • PubMed does not include information about meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, dissertations, patents, or websites.

Here are Ten Tips that explain useful features of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE.

  1. The Basics: Simple Searching and Viewing Results
  2. Filters Sidebar
  3. Combine Searches Using the Advanced Search Builder
  4. Viewing Full-Text Documents
  5. Select, Save, Email, and Download Search Results
  1. MyNCBI: Saving searches
  2. Using MeSH subject headings
  3. Clinical Queries
  4. The Single Citation Matcher
  5. Getting More Help

Do you learn better in person? Do you need help creating a thorough and systematic search strategy for your topic?


Access Information

On Campus Access: Electronic resources are accessible on-campus and from the UNC Hospitals' computers. Faculty, students and staff must register personal laptops and mobile devices with UNC Chapel Hill ITS.

Off Campus Access: Access resources off-campus via the Library website by logging in with your Onyen. Most electronic resources are accessible off-campus to students, faculty, and staff, including UNC Hospitals' staff.

Learn about off-campus access IDs.

Report an off-campus access problem.


Resource News

The UpToDate app for Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows phone is now available through UNC's subscription.

Interested in learning about other library mobile tools? See the Health at Hand guide.

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