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PubMed: More Search Tips: Using this guide

Advanced search tips for the PubMed biomedical literature database.

New PubMed Guide:

This is a guide to legacy PubMed. On May 18, 2020, New PubMed replaced legacy PubMed.

For a guide to searching, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), exporting results to citation managers, and saving searches and creating alerts using MyNCBI, please click the link above to the New PubMed Guide.

PubMed for UC Berkeley

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UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors should use the UC Berkeley-specific PubMed URL by accessing PubMed from links on library website pages (including this page).

To access full text, click the Get it at UC     button appearing in every article record.

PubMed search tips in a downloadable PDF format:

Handout for Advanced PubMed workshop:

PubMed Search Tips

This PubMed guide covers:

For additional information on PubMed searching, including:

  • searching by topic using "AND" and "OR"
  • searching by author
  • viewing related articles
  • using filters
  • using Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms
  • finding an article from a citation
  • accessing full text
  • saving citations
  • using MyNCBI,

please see PubMed Tips & Tricks.


For help, please contact:

Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library