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Free biomedical literature search tool, composed primarily of Medline but including additional information.
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PubMed is a free, online index for biomedical and related literature. It is primarily composed of the citations in MEDLINE, but includes additional content including materials not yet in MEDLINE, and material hosted on PubMed Central.

There is a basic search as well as a comprehensive advanced search, which includes the standard search fields but also includes more rare pieces of information such as grant number, MeSH terms, and pharmacological action. MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, are biomedically specific, and consistently applied subject terms for the books and journal articles in MEDLINE and elsewhere.

The mobile version of PubMed, PubMed Mobile, is available at

(The URL in this record is slightly different than simply PubMed: It includes a variable that lets the platform know to display the SFX "Get it @ Laurier" button to search our holdings when off campus. When on campus, the button should show up automatically however way you get to PubMed.)

Subjects covered:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
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