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Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

What is PubMed?

PubMed is a freely available database developed and maintaned by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine. It contains over 24 million citations for biomedical literature indexed in MEDLINE, life sciences journals, and electronic books. Entries from MEDLINE journals, which are chosen by a committee of experts, are abstracted and indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). 

PubMed and its search features are free for anyone to use. Suna Kıraç Library also provides access to MEDLINE through Ovid, a subscription database. Click on the Search MEDLINE tab to find out more about how to use this interface. 

PubMed Video Tutorials

Tutorial videos developed by the National Library of Medicine. Additional videos not listed on the guide can be found here

PubMed Clinical Queries

PubMed Clinical Queries are pre-set comprehensive search filters developed by R.B. Haynes and others at McMaster University in order to provide practitioners quick access to reliable studies. There are three sections: 

  • Clinical Studies
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Medical Genetics

Click here for a tutorial on how to retrieve results using Clinical Queries. (National Library of Medicine)