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PubMed @ EFSC

A guide for using the PubMed database.

PubMed Training Course: Evidence-Based Practice

This is an excellent tutorial demonstrating how to search for evidence-based practice articles in PubMed.

NOTE: this tutorial does not link to EFSC's PubMed Portal. If you want to practice the exercises in the tutorial, open a separate window for the EFSC PubMed Portal. Using the EFSC PubMed Portal will link you to the free full text of articles in the EFSC Library's online collections.

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Learning Objectives for this training course:

  • Accurately and precisely describe your clinical question using PICO

  • Convert your research question into search terms for PubMed

  • Check that medical terms in your search map to Medical Subject Headings

  • Use appropriate filters to refine your search results set

  • Use Clinical Queries to limit results to clinically relevant literature

  • Find full text linked from PubMed

  • Identify your library as a source for full text articles

  • Find the “My NCBI” link and recognize that as a place to store searches and citations

  • Identify your librarian as a source for search assistance

  • Find the PubMed Online Training page and specific tutorials relevant for continuing your training