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An overview of the PubMed search interface

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PubMed & Ovid MEDLINE Compared

If you've used Ovid MEDLINE and wondered how it differs from PubMed (hint: they are both MEDLINE), then check out this comparison.


PubMed MEDLINE was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers.

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Getting to PubMed from the Galter Library Website

Choose PubMed from the Popular Resources menu on the Galter Library website to access PubMed. Accessing PubMed from the Galter Library website ensures you will be using the Northwestern version of PubMed and will see links to full-text journal subscriptions through Galter

The initial URL should look like this*: 

 *the norwelib suffix will disappear once you start searching, but you should still be in the Northwestern version of PubMed as long as it appeared initially. During the transition to the new PubMed, to ensure a more seamless experience accessing full-text articles, you may want to begin your searches using the following URL:

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