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Veterinary - Research Databases: PubMed

Always access PubMed through the LSU Vet Med Library's homepage or favorite the PubMed link address from the Vet Med Library's homepage.

If you begin a PubMed search and the Vet Med Library logo is not appearing in the citation pages, go back to the Vet Med Library's homepage and reopen the PubMed link.


What is PubMed? What does it search?

PubMed is a free database developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that provides access to citations for biomedical literature from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, life sciences journals, and select online biomedical books from NCBI Bookshelf.


What's different from legacy PubMed?

The new PubMed interface changes include:

  • Improved mobile search experience
  • “Best match” as default sort order
  • Automatic Term Mapping improvements, including additional British/American spellings, singular/plural word forms, and other synonyms to provide more consistent and comprehensive search retrieval
  • Option to save to CSV file format
  • Option to share references via social media or a permalink


Getting started with PubMed

To utilize the save functions in PubMed, register for an NCBI account through NCBI using a third party sign in option (e.g. Google account or NIH Login).


Explore PubMed

Create a My NCBI account

Searching in PubMed

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Clinical Queries tool

Accessing Resources in PubMed

Exporting, saving, and setting alerts in PubMed

My Bibliography

References and cited by

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