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New PubMed: Advanced Search

This guide shows how to use the new version of PubMed that NLM rolled out in May 2020

PubMed: Find Articles from a Citation

How to Find a Known Article

  • Copy the article title into the search box.
  • Enter the citation elements you have (author, title words, journal, volume, year, etc.) and let PubMed’s citation sensor find the article for you (e.g., Solounias Evolution 2019).
  • Use the “Advanced” function (found under the search box), to search by journal name.

Click on Find Articles from a Citation, A Quick Tour by NLM

PubMed: MeSH Search

MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary.

  • It is used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed.
  • MeSH terminology provides a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts.
  • It pulls together all articles on a concept including synonyms (myocardial infarction/heart attack) and allows for spelling variations (estrogen/oestrogen).

 Access the Mesh Database from the PubMed Home page under the Explore menu (shown below):


Click on PubMed Subject Search: How it works, A Quick Tour by NLM‚Äč

PubMed Advanced Search Builder

  1. Open the Advanced Search Page
  2. Look for the Journal Title
  3. Add the journal title to the Query Box
  4. Look for the Author's Name
  5. Add the author's name to the Query Box
  6. Click on the Search Button

PubMed retrieves a list of the publications with the same author in that journal title. Create Alert function allows you to receive any new publication in the same journal with the same author. Please see the images below: