By using the search bar on the homepage you can do a basic google type search,This is the "best match" method,Type your search terms (found earlier in your PICO building stones) together (1 term per building stone) in your search bar. Without punctuation, quotations marks or capital letters en without AND, OR, or NOT. This is no longer necessary. Search terms will be combined automatically with the boolean operator AND. PubMed searches automatically for:
The best matching articles according to PubMed are presented at the top of the search list.. The default is .
Use "'search detail" to check the PubMed search.
Does this search strategy answer your research question? If so, you can skip advanced searching via MeSH as well as searching with free search terms: skip steps 3, 4 and 5.
This search strategy, however, is not suited for extensive literature research. In this case follow steps 3, 4 and 5 to search with MeSH and free search terms
You want to know more about a certain subject. Use the "Best match" method and type what you are looking for.. Be specific, PubMed translates your basic search into a more extensive search.
When checking 'Search details' you will see a limited number of synonyms : PubMed can be inconsistent.
If you use "aged" as search term PubMed does NOT automatically add the search terms "elderly", "geriatric" or "senior" :
If you use "elderly" as a search term Pubmed searches automatically for "aged", but NOT for "geriatric" or "senior'"
Your are looking for publications written by a certain author. Searching for an author kan be difficult when there are mutiple authors with the same name.or when an author publishes under different variations of his own name.
The most effective way is searching for the last name with initials, without capital letters or punctuation marks. This gives you a better result than searching for the full last name and first name. Not all PubMed records include full author names.
Type in the search bar on the homepage or in the search/result screen your citation elements like author, title word(s), journal title, volume, year etc.
Type the complete journal title, ISSN-number or the official abbreviation of the journal title in the search bar on the homepage or at the top of the search-result screen.
Via "Journals" on the home page you can easily find the official abbreviation of a journal.
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