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This Libguide is a guide to systematically searching for literature in Pubmed.
The tabs show you the successive steps.
What is PubMed?
PubMed is a medical scientific database with more than 26 million biomedical references from more than 5,600 publications. The coverage period is from 1946. PubMed is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Other biomedical sources
EmbaseThis link opens in a new windowProviding extensive and reliable coverage of peer-reviewed biomedical literature, along with deep indexing, power searching and sophisticated information management tools, with Embase you can be confident that all relevant, up-to-date biomedical information from the research literature has been captured. Embase holds over 24 million indexed records from more than 7500 active, authoritative journals and is more european oriented than PubMed and Medline. The records are bibliographic, not fulltext.
Embase is Pubmed's counterpart and therefore an important addition to your search strategy. Depending on the subject there is 1/3 overlap with Pubmed and they both offer 1/3 part of unique references.
CochraneThis link opens in a new windowFulltext database containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.
The Cochrane contains five databases with systematic reviews and two databases with information about research methodology.
Searching in the database is free; the fulltext version is only available via the network of Hogeschool Zuyd.
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Use the Cochrane Library for finding evidence based material. One of the assets, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, is part of Pubmed.
Access to PubMed
Pubmed is a freely accessible database.
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