Literature Searching in PubMed

You will receive an introduction to PubMed (Medline), the largest, freely accessible database in the field of medicine and biomedicine. Using examples, we will show you the structure and search options of the database.

General information

In our course you will:
  • learn the basics of literature search
  • learn the search function in PubMed and optimize the advantages of MeSH terms (medical index)
  • narrow search results using filters
  • edit search strategies manage search results and save them permanently
  • set up automated notification with new search results (alert services)
  • obtain full text
Familiar with scientific literature
Medical students / doctors, USZ researchers, nurses and other health professionals
Please come to the information desk of the University Library, Careum Medicine. The course takes place in the library.


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