Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of PubMed
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Use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
Browse the MeSH database to find a term that is relevant to your topic.
Create Search Alerts
For Journal Table of Contents
First, create a free login for NCBI in the upper right-hand corner. Now, you can save a search on a particular journal and receive an update every month on new articles. Browse for the journal under "Journals" under Explore on the home page.
When you find the journal you want to receive alerts on, click "Add to Search Builder" and "Search PubMed." Click "Create Alert" under the search box and set up your new alert.
Step 1: Search for Journal
Add the journal of your choice to the PubMed Search Builder on the right-hand side of the screen.
Step 2: Search PubMed
Click on "Search PubMed" and then "Create Alert" which is located under the search box.
Step 3: Create Alert
Set up your e-mail alert to arrive daily, weekly, or monthly.