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MEDLINE via PubMed: MEDLINE via PubMed

This page contains information about the MEDLINE database with specific emphasis on how to search the PubMed interface of MEDLINE.

What is MEDLINE?

MEDLINE is a comprehensive medical and health science literature database from the National Library 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.

Link to Access PubMed

PubMed for Nurses - A Tutorial

Video-Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query-from the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Video-PubMed Advanced Search Builder-from the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Video-PubMed: The Filters Sidebar-from the National Center for Biotechnology Information

MEDLINE via PubMed: More Tutorials

The videos above should help you get started in PubMed, but if you still need more help, additional brief videos on many more PubMed features are available from the National Library of Medicine. There is also a comprehensive HTML tutorial covering all PubMed features.

Narrowing PubMed Searches to Nursing-Related Articles, An Article (and search filter) by Michael McGraw

PubMed User Guides

Full-Text in PubMed

When viewing your search results in PubMed, you will see this Find It  link on the abstract page or full view of the citation.  This link will allow you to determine whether Wright State has full text subscription access or if you have to request the article using Interlibrary loan. 

Often, in addition to the gold Find It icon, there will be publisher icons.  Wright State may or may not have subscription access to those publishers, whereas the Find It link provides Wright State-specific information.

Interlibrary Loan

If Wright State has neither print nor online access to the article you need, you can request the article via Interlibrary Loan.  Click the "Request this item through interlibrary loan" link within the Find It! window, or from the library's homepage click the Interlibrary Loan link under "Featured Services". If you are a first time-user, click the First Time User Registration