PubMed is a search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The database is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health.
It is possible to save both a citation or search strategy in PubMed (for later export or re-use), and to utilise that search as part of a RSS feed.
Please Note: Many of these features require that the user have a personal account in PubMed so you can access My NCBI (see the dedicated info box for further details).
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PubMed comprises over 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.
PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Snapshot: PubMed v Ovid MEDLINE
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For a full comparison of the 2 services, see Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries comparison chart.
Advanced Search Techniques
My NCBI saves searches, results, your bibliography, and features an option to automatically update and e-mail search results from your saved searches.