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Searching PubMed. Search fields/accesses. Affiliation [AD]: Harvard Medical School[ad] Author [AU]: Leon DA[au] Issue [IP]:The number of the journal issue in which the article was published. Journal Title [TA]: J Biol Chem[ta], Journal of Biological Chemistry[ta] Language [LA]: eng[la]

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Searching pubmed

Searching PubMed


Search fields accesses
Search fields/accesses

  • Affiliation [AD]: Harvard Medical School[ad]

  • Author [AU]: Leon DA[au]

  • Issue [IP]:The number of the journal issue in which the article was published.

  • Journal Title [TA]: J Biol Chem[ta], Journal of Biological Chemistry[ta]

  • Language [LA]: eng[la]

  • MeSH Major Topic [MAJR]

  • MeSH Terms [MH]


Search fields accesses1
Searchfields/accesses

EC/RN Number [RN]

Number assigned by the Enzyme Commission (EC) to designate a particular enzyme or by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) for Registry Numbers, e.g., 1-5-20-4[rn]

A RN – a substance name

An ISSN – a journal name

  • Pagination [PG]

  • Publication Date [DP]:The date that the article was published. Format: YYYY/MM/DD [dp], “last X days”[dp] , “last X months”[dp] o r“last X year”[dp]

  • Publication Type [PT] : review[pt]

  • Title [TI]

  • Title/Abstract [TIAB]

  • Volume [VI] : The number of the journal volume in which an article is published.



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PubMed truncates this search to include varying middle initials and designations such as Jr. or 2nd.



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The search result: author search format.


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To search for an author using only the last name, enter the name followed by the author search tag,[au].


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For citations from 2002 forward for journals that publish the full names, you can search by the full author name.


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As shown in the above figure, even when you search by the full name, citations display in the format: lastname + initials.


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For some names, it is necessary to distinguish which name is the last name by using a comma following the last name.

In this example, we are searching for James Ryan, rather than Ryan James. See the following result:



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Searching by Author and Subject Advanced Search page.


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Simple Subject Search Advanced Search page.

To search PubMed, enter your search terms in the search box and click Search. Let’s try a search for the causes of sleep walking.


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Search for a journal Advanced Search page.


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Note that if you are searching for a journal title that is also a subject term, you need to use the search tag [ta].


Boolean operators
Boolean operators also a subject term, you need to use the search tag

sail

boat

The logical relationships among search terms, AND, OR, NOT, must be entered in UPPERCASE letters.

AND

Used to retrieve a set in which each citation contains all search terms

Example: boat AND sail

The retrieval is only the overlap of the results for each term –those record in which both terms appear.

AND is the default operator used in PubMed. If you don’t include operators in your search, PubMed will automatically use AND between terms


Boolean operators1
Boolean operators also a subject term, you need to use the search tag

sail

sail

boat

boat

OR

Used to retrieve a set in which each citation contains at least one of the search terms

Example:boat OR sail

Use OR when you want to pull together articles on similar topics

NOT

Retrieves a set from which citations to articles containing specified search terms following the NOT operator are eliminated.

Example: boat NOT sail

The retrieval is a portion of the total retrieval for boat, -that portion not including the term sail.


Limits function in advanced search page
Limits function in Advanced Search Page also a subject term, you need to use the search tag

Limits allow you to set commonly used parameters for your query, which may result in more relevant retrieval.


Display format
Display format also a subject term, you need to use the search tag

Author(s)

Source


Combining searches history
Combining searches (History) also a subject term, you need to use the search tag

  • Previous searches can be combined or used in subsequent searches using the search statement number from History.


How to save your results
How to save your also a subject term, you need to use the search tag results?

  • Via “send to” to save all the citations your searched as a text file

  • Via “file - save as” menu to save citations on the displaying screen as html