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Dental & Oral Health Professions: Searching PubMed

PubMed is the free interface for the premier biomedical database, MEDLINE.  It was created & is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.  

Articles in PubMed are indexed by MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), terms that have specific definitions within the database & help you to create more focused searches.

Searching PubMed

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Using Filters to Narrow Your Search

Filters, which can be found on the left side of the Search Results page, can help you focus your search appropriately.  Categories include Article typesPublication datesSpeciesLanguages, & Ages.

  • Two filters that are almost always useful are Species/Humans (unless you're looking specifically for animal research) and Language/English.  Article type/Review will also be useful in this search.
  • To add LanguageAge, & other categories of filters, click on the Show additional filters link above or below the filter list. Check the filters you want to add, then click the Show button to make the filters appear on the screen.  Next choose the filter(s) you want to add.
  • When you apply filters, they appear above your search results.
  • Remember to clear all filters when you do a new search.

Saving and Sharing Search Results

PubMed gives you several options for saving and sharing your search results. One quick way is to send the results by email- just click the "Email" button below the search bar and enter your address.

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