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PubMed @ NYU: Welcome

Guide to using PubMed, the premier biomedical database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.

What is PubMed? (What is MEDLINE?)


PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE,* life science journals, and online books. Includes the fields of

  • medicine
  • nursing
  • dentistry
  • veterinary medicine
  • the health care system
  • preclinical sciences.

*MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed, created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). More than 5,200 journals from the U.S. and >80 other countries are currently indexed.

A noteworthy feature of PubMed is "MeSH" (Medical Subject Headings), the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.


Where to START Searching?

Start at: PubMed@NYU  Entering via this connection tells PubMed to:

  • Display the get @ NYU icon in a citation:     

  • Link to options for full-text links, Bobcat catalog records, OR ordering via interlibrary loan.

NLM Technical Bulletin

Newsletter on NLM Web Sites for online searchers

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