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Biomedical Engineering

A guide for finding articles and other resources associated with Biomedical Engineering

Accessing PubMed

PubMed is a freely accessible public resource at However, the NYU-Poly community can get more out of it by clicking the PubMed link on our databases page. When you access PubMed from the library, you will get a direct link to the full text of an article if it is available through the library's subscriptions.

Quick Search

Search Box

Perform many powerful searches from the main box:

  • Author: Enter last name and first initial: 
    • Russo R
  • Topic: Start typing the word and PubMed will offer topics: 
    • diabetes gaucoma
  • Author and Topic: combine the above in the proper format: 
    • diabetes glaucoma russo r
  • Citation: journal name or abbreviation, title, author, date in various combinations:
    • Clin Ophthalmol Matsuoka M
    • Clinical Ophthalmology Matsuoka M
    • Clinical Ophthalmology Intraocular 2012


My NCBI allows you to:

  • Create a personal profile
  • Save searches that you can run again whenever you choose
  • Receive email alerts whenever there are new results for your saved searches
  • Create and save a bibliography

Saved Search Box

PubMed @ NYU

For more comprehensive information on using the powerful features of PubMed, see Pubmed @ NYU:

PubMed Portal Page

Advanced Search

Advanced Search Box

Use Advanced Search to combine multiple terms, including terms from your search history without re-entering text.


The MeSH option searches the subject headings used by the National Library of Medicine.

Use MeSH to:

  • Retrieve the most relevant results
  • Locate a large number of related topics
  • Determine which subheadings you wish to include or exclude

Search window for Pub Med

MeSh Subject Tree

List of Disease Categories