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An overview of the PubMed search interface

Single Citation Matcher

Single Citation Matcher is the easiest way to find an article for which you know all or part of the citation. A few key bits of information are often enough (e.g. author, journal, year) to find article citations. Access Single Citation Matcher under PubMed Tools on the PubMed home page or under the More Resources menu tab on the Advanced Search page.


Clinical Queries

The Clinical Queries section of PubMed (available under "PubMed Tools" on the PubMed home page) allows you to apply quick filters or “hedges” to your searches. Search filters are available in several categories including therapy, diagnosis, etiology and prognosis. There is a broad filter and a specific filter for each category.

Clinical Queries:

  • May be used with searches on therapy, diagnosis, etiology, or prognosis
  • Uses filters based on the principles of evidence-based medicine to find articles most likely to be based on studies with sound methodologies