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An introduction to using PubMed for basic research, and advanced literature reviews.

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Off-Campus Access

PubMed does not require you to log in to perform searches. Some of the full-text articles will be available without logging in, however, you will have access to many more articles when logged in through FSU Libraries. To get the full text if you are not on campus: 

"Connect from off-campus" from the library homepage using your FSUID or library account information. Note: you may need to refresh your browser after logging in.

Once you have logged in, click on the "Full Text Online" buttons in your search results (usually in the top right corner of the screen) to check for access to the full-text material through the FSU Libraries.

What is PubMed/MEDLINE?

MEDLINE: is a huge database of over 20 million references to articles published in over 5,600 biomedical journals and over 80 countries. Some references go back as early as the 1940s. It is maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Sometimes PubMed and MEDLINE are used interchangeably, but we use PubMed to access the data in MEDLINE.

PubMed: is a service that provides free access to MEDLINE. It's also called an "interface" because it lets you interact with the raw data that is stored in MEDLINE. It is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). When you create a user account with NCBI, you will be able to save searches in PubMed, set up email alerts, set search preferences, and more.

PubMed Central: is a repository for journal literature deposited by participating publishers and authors that are submitted in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and other funding agencies. PubMed Central has free access to these participating authors's and publishers's articles, although some may still maintain copyright.

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