Answered By: A. Marissa Smith
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2020     Views: 88

PubMed is an open access biomedical literature database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, with more than 28 million citations from life science journals and online books. It includes links to open access full-text content from PubMed Central. Use PubMed when a comprehensive medical literature search is needed. Its sophisticated search engine automatically maps keywords to medical terminology when searching. Filters are available for article type, including review papers and clinical trials. PubMed is especially important for students in the School of Health Sciences. It is a scholarly database with peer-reviewed content.

When a thorough literature search of the sports medicine literature is needed, the database SPORTSDiscus should also be searched. When a thorough literature search of the nursing literature is needed, the database CINAHL should also be searched. Both databases are available from the library’s A to Z List on the library homepage.

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