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PubMed: Getting started with PubMed @ UC San Diego

Where to start with PubMed - the Customized Link

Pubmed is a key database for health & life science topics.  It is a free database for anyone to use which means it is more difficult to directly connect you to our subscribed resources.  Thus, we have a special link to PubMed and once you have it, you can bookmark or favorite it in your browser for easier access.

UC San Diego Authors in PubMed

Search for UCSD-authored articles to finde collaborators, mentors, advisors, or experts.

Please specify how you would like to search
  Search as keywords (recommended)
  MeSH (Medical Subject Headings):
          The National Library of Medicine's (NLM's) controlled vocabulary thesaurus.
  Majr (MeSH Major Topic): The MeSH concepts that are the main points of the article.

Note: Starting in 2014, the author affiliation field started including information on all authors for an article. Articles prior to that time only listed one author - the corresponding author - so it will not be a complete list.  The Web of Science database offers a more comprehensive author search.

Search form initially developed by Gautam Bahl, MSIII UCSD School of Medicine. Copyright 2004 UC Regents.  Modifications made July 2018.

PubMed Guides & Handouts

PubMed Class Handouts  -- always a good starting point.


Tutorials from the the National Library of Medicine