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PubMed via LHL: Basic Search

PubMed Basic Search

Scroll down this page to see how use PubMed to find articles. Learn to:

  • Perform a simple subject search
  • Find a PubMed record when you have the article citation or title

To search PubMed for articles by a specific author, enter the author's last name and initials in the search box.  Use no punctuation. The result list will show all articles by authors publishing under the name/initials searched.  Watch video here.

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Updated PubMed

The new PubMed interface is now available, after months of testing and refining by the National Library of Medicine and librarians and end users around the globe. This new PubMed will become the default interface in May 2020, however access to "legacy" PubMed will be available for a short time. For more information about the transition to new PubMed, see

For help with new PubMed features, please see the National Library of Medicine FAQs and guide at the or contact the librarians at Lister Hill Library at

PubMed Simple Subject Search

This brief, interactive tutorial by NCBI demonstrates a simple subject search in PubMed. 

PubMed: Starting with a Citation

To find the record for a citation, simply copy the exact article title or PMID into the PubMed Search Box. The article may open in PubMed Abstract view, or you may be directed to choose the correct article.


Click the title to open to Abstract view.  There you will find links to similar articles, subject headings and full text.

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