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Searching for journal articles: PubMed

PubMed is one of the premier sources of bibliographic information for biomedicine and health. Discover how to carry out an effective literature search in PubMed, how to filter out evidence-based literature and how to use the PubMed thesaurus MeSH. Learn to save your search, create email alerts, save and email search results, customise the search screen and identify where the full text is available.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Run an effective literature search independently
  • Understand what MeSH terms are and why they are used
  • Filter out evidence based literature
  • Save your search strategy and set up email updates for new references
  • Output search results to email, collections [folders] in your account and reference management software packages
  • Set up links from PubMed to full text articles to which our library subscribes
  • Use important features of PubMed with confidence


Please note, this session is at the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, London. NW3 2PF. Please allow sufficient travelling time. Nearest tube: Belsize Park. Nearest rail: Hampstead Heath. You should allow at least 30 minutes if travelling from Bloomsbury.

Thursday, December 19, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Royal Free Hospital Medical Library
Royal Free Hospital Medical Library
  NHS staff     UCL research student     UCL staff     UCL taught course student  
  PubMed     Searching for information  
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