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Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice Search Module - Basic

Search Pubmed using keywords

APA citation: Welch Medical Library. (2020, June 25). PubMed: Basics of Searching [Video file]. Retrieved from


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About Pubmed

Pubmed is the free search interface created by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) that allows you to search the Medline database.

In it you will find : From: Search using:
  • journal articles
  • editorials
  • academic publishers
  • professional societies
  • Pubmed Central (NLM open access repository)
  • Keywords
  • Subject headings (MeSH)
  • Boolean operators
  • Truncation
  • Apply limits
    such as publication year etc.

Pubmed is a quick & flexible way to start exploratory searches in the Medline database, but it is only one of many places to look for answers to your clinical and research questions...

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Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering
Subjects: Nursing

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