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PubMed: Getting Started

A guide to using the PubMed database.

About PubMed

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PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It provides access to approximately 29 million citations from over 5600 biomedical journals from MEDLINE, in addition to selected life sciences journals and online books, links to the molecular biology databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and access to other research tools.

Links to full text journals are provided when they are available. Linking from UIUC Library resources provides students, faculty, & staff access to our subscriptions and Interlibrary Loan services within PubMed via our Discover Full Text button.

Accessing PubMed

Ways to access:

  1. From the Funk Library homepage, click the "Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)" link, then under "Key Databases," select "PubMed."
  2. From the Library homepage, search for "PubMed" in the easy search box, then click on the direct link in "Suggestions" at the top of the search results.
  3. From the A-Z Databases website, search for "PubMed."

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