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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Guide

PubMed Database

PubMed Database

PubMed is a research tool for researchers and is provided by the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health.

  • contains BioMedical Sciences literature and other types of data.
  • Medline is a subset of PubMed.

MeSH on Demand identifies MeSH terms in abstracts. It also lists PubMed Similar Articles relevant to the abstract.

PubReMiner searches PubMed abstracts and generates frequency tables.

  1. Most journals
  2. Most active authors
  3. Most often used Keywords in Title / Abstracts, and much more...

Yale MeSH Analyzer

Copy/Paste up to 20 PubMed PMID numbers into the search box and create a grid for literature analysis.

  • shows MeSH terms (for comparison across all articles)
  • shows all article abstracts side-by-side
  • shows all journals, etc.

This tool is wonderful for identifying search criteria for Scoping Reviews especially.

Medline with Full Text

Medline database is a subset of the much larger PubMed.

Medline with Full Text Database is a version of the Medline database offer by EBSCOhost.

Medline with Full Text uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) just like PubMed does. The computer display for using MeSH in Medline with Full Text is much different however. Watch the video.

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This Medline Complete video tutorial is the same for searching Medline with Full Text.

The only difference is that Medline with Full Text has more full text articles.