To retrieve articles from a specific journal, enter the full journal title (e.g., Current Biology) or use the MEDLINE title abbreviation (e.g., curr biol) in the search box. Qualify single word journal titles using the Journal title abbreviation [ta] search field tag (see Field tags in PubMed, below).
Example: Cell [ta]
Note: In the search box, a journal title or an author's name can be combined along with subject terms.
Example: curr biol protein kinase or thorner protein kinase
To find a full title or abbreviation, search Journals in NCBI databases.
The journals catalog is available from any page under the Resources > Literature menu, or via a direct link on the home page:
Use PubMed's search field tags to refine your search for particular terms to a specific PubMed record field. Below is a list of some of the more frequently used PubMed search field tags with an example of how to use them:
Common Field Tags
Article title words [TI]
Author affiliation [AD]
Author name [AU]
Date of publication [DP]
Journal title abbreviation [TA]
MeSH terms [MH]
Personal name as subject [PS]
Publication type [PT]
PubMed ID number [PMID]
Text words [TW]
Example: dna [mh] AND crick [au] AND 1993 [dp]
(Searches for "DNA" as a Medical Subject Heading, "Crick" in the Author field, and "1993" as the date of publication.)
A complete list of search field tags is available in PubMed Help: Search Field Descriptions and Tags.
Fields can also be specified on the Advanced Search page.
To retrieve only review articles, click on Review under Article types in the left-hand filter menu:
For other publication types, under Article types click Customize, select the check box next to the desired publication type, then Show. The publication type will then appear in the menu and can be selected.
On the Advanced Search page, you can use the Search Builder tool:
You can also view your recent search history and re-run or combine past searches. Unless saved permanently to MyNCBI, searches remain in your history for up to eight hours.
The Search Details box is located in the right-hand column of the search results screen, beneath the automatically-generated related articles and data.
Search Details shows how each search term was translated using PubMed's automatic term mapping and search rules. The search can be edited directly in the Search Details box and re-run by clicking Search.