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NUR 7002 - Information Technology in Health Care: PubMed Help

A guide consisting of video tutorials, database links, and other resources intended to help you find the best resources for this course.

What is MEDLINE?

MEDLINE is a comprehensive medical and health science literature database from the National Library of Medicine, including access to references from nursing journals.  MEDLINE is accessible from a variety of interfaces, including PubMed. 

Wright State also has access to a MEDLINE interface through EBSCOHost.  However, it is suggested that you use PubMed because the content is updated more frequently and because, as a government resource, the PubMed interface is available to the public.  Thus, the search interface will be available to you even if in the future, you are not affiliated with Wright State.

Note: Not everything in PubMed meets MEDLINE's indexing criteria or content scope, as indicated in the "How are they different?" link above.  If you want to search only the MEDLINE subset of PubMed, combine AND medline[sb] with your other search elements. See link below for more information about searching citation status subsets in PubMed.

What is MeSH and how does it help me search?

NLM PubMed Tutorial: What is in PubMed? (approximate length: 3:00)

What is in PubMed?

Tutorial credit: U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM PubMed Interactive Tutorial: Find Articles on a Topic (approximate length: 1:00)

Find Articles on a Topic: Interactive Tutorial

Tutorial credit: U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM PubMed Interactive Tutorial: PubMed Subject Search: How It Works (approximate length: 4:00)

PubMed Subject Search: How It Works

Tutorial credit: U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM PubMed Interactive Tutorial: PubMed Subject Search: How It Works (approximate length: 4:00)

PubMed Subject Search: How It Works

Tutorial credit: U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM Tutorial: Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query-from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (length: 3:02)

This video demonstrates how to use the MeSH Database to build your own PubMed search using Medical Subject Headings. Although this tutorial shows Legacy PubMed, the MeSH Database is the same, whether you access it from the current PubMed or Legacy PubMed.

Tutorial Credit: National Center of Biotechnology Information

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Unless otherwise indicated, the resources on this page are provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  These and other resources can be found on the Trainer's Toolkit page linked below.