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Nursing: Searching PubMed

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PubMed covers journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, healthcare system, life sciences, behavioral sciences, bioengineering, and veterinary medicine. It indexes 5,000+ U.S. and international journals. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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PubMed Clinical Queries

Looking for reliable clinical studies?  Try PubMed's Clinical Queries search option to locate evidence-based practice citations.  Clinical Queries is divided into 3 sections:

1. Clinical Studies searches use-preset filters which allow you to quickly locate articles on etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of diseases.
    Clinical Studies offers five clinical study categories to choose from:

  • Therapy: The therapy filter will retrieve clinical studies that discuss the treatment of diseases. You will notice that therapy is the search default.
  • Diagnosis: Click on diagnosis to find clinical studies addressing disease diagnosis.
  • Etiology: Click on etiology to find clinical studies addressing causation/harm in disease and diagnostics.
  • Prognosis: Click on prognosis to find clinical studies addressing disease prognosis.
  • Clinical Prediction Guides: Click on clinical prediction guides to find clinical studies which discuss methods for predicting the likelihood of disease presence or absence.

2. Systematic Reviews cover a broad set of articles that build consensus on biomedical topics. Locate reviews on clinical trials, guidelines, meta-
    analyses, consensus development conferences.

3. Medical Genetics searches find citations and abstracts related to various topics in medical genetics.