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How to Search in Biomedical Databases

Tutorials for Library Databases and Resources

Step-by-Step PubMed Search Tutorial

We encourage students, researchers, and faculty members throughout NEOMED's campus and at our clinical sites to use the following detailed tutorial explaining how to search in PubMed according to EBM/EBP standards. Each of the following pages goes in-depth with screenshots and how-to instructions, detailing how to complete a search from start to finish. Whether you are aiming to find a relevant set of articles for an assignment or embarking on a comprehensive literature review, the following steps should help ensure that you find a relevant and comprehensive set of articles on your topic.

Please contact Simon Robins, MLIS at if you have any questions or need any guidance on using this tutorial, or if you would like to meet for a consultation to go over your search topic.

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