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Dr. Brown, Spring 2017
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Finding Research Articles in PubMed

To find scholarly research articles, perform the following steps in PubMed

  1. Click on the Advanced Search link located below the basic search field on the PubMed landing page.
  2. Then use the builder to create your search. Here we use "pressure ulcers" as the first term and "treatment options" as the second.
  3. Now click the Search button.


    If you're looking for Qualitative research:
    You can enter MeSH Term in the field to search, followed by qualitative research.

    Example MeSH search:
    qualitative research[MeSH Terms] AND ("decubitus ulcers" OR "pressure ulcers")


    You could also do a regular search and then limit your results to:

    • Interview 
    • Anecdotes 
    • Personal Narratives
    • Observational Study

    If you're looking for Quantitative research:
    You can perform a search and limit your results to:

    • Clinical Trials (All types)
    • Comparative Studies
    • Evaluation Studies
    • Meta-Analysis
    • Randomized Control Trials
    • Systematic Review
    • Twin Studies
    • Validation Studies
    • Observational Study

Sample Result set:

On the results page you can:

  • Refine your results by using filters/limiters in the left hand column.
    You can filter by: Publication Year, Publication Title, Topic/Subject, and Content Type.

  • Note the rectangle icons at the far right of each entry. Their coloration indicates access level.
     


  • In a full text article, you'll have the options to download the PDF by clicking on the Icon/link
  • You can also export or save citations.
  • If there is no online access, don't forget to double-check Periodicals by Title to see if the Library has a print subscription OR request the article through InterLibrary Loan.

             Tip: Create a Science Direct account to create Topic, Search, or Journal/Book-Series alerts that will notify you about new publications related to your interests


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