This video tutorial shows medical students and researchers how to use the PubMed online database tools to search through more than 23 million article and book citations from health science literature. A lecturer from the Norris Medical Library provides an overview of PubMed's content and resources. She discusses strategies for effective search on PubMed, including function of Automatic Term Mapping, and the use of advanced tools like MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), a controlled vocabulary. Also covered is use of filters to narrow down search results. Because PubMed does not provide full text of the articles and books it cites, the lecturer shows researchers how to obtain complete articles with a USC library subscription, both online and in print, or through InterLibrary loan and journal websites.
Lynn Kysh, MLIS
Information Services Librarian, Norris Medical Library, Keck School of Medicine of USC