What is PubMed used for?

What is PubMed used for?

PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 32 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature.

What is MEDLINE database used for?

Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.

What’s the difference between PubMed MEDLINE and Embase?

As a result, PubMed has more than 32 million abstracts and citations in total. Embase is a completely separate database to PubMed and MEDLINE, but it does contain all of the articles that can be found in MEDLINE. It also contains over 7 million records that cannot be accessed via MEDLINE/PubMed.

Who uses PubMed?

The NLM reported that almost two-thirds of PubMed users are health care professionals and scientists (ie, domain experts), whereas the remainder are the general public [18].

Who funds PubMed?

The federal government
The federal government spends $300 million a year to maintain PubMed.

How do I get access to MEDLINE?

The Medline database from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) contains more than 12 million bibliographic citations from over 4,600 international biomedical journals. One of the interfaces for searching Medline is PubMed, provided by the NLM for free access via the Internet (www.pubmed.gov).

Why is PubMed better than Google Scholar?

Whereas PubMed searches retrieve published literature from biomedical journals, Google Scholar searches retrieve both published and unpublished literature from a range of disciplines. Google Scholar provided significantly greater access to free full-text articles.

Is Scopus better than PubMed?

PubMed remains an optimal tool in biomedical electronic research. Scopus covers a wider journal range, of help both in keyword searching and citation analysis, but it is currently limited to recent articles (published after 1995) compared with Web of Science.

Is embase better than MEDLINE?

MEDLINE contains more than 26.000 MeSH-terms with 83 subheadings and 213.000 synonyms whereas EMBASE has over 60.000 Emtree-terms (of which more than 30.000 are drug and chemicals) with 78 subheadings (64 are drug subheadings including 47 routes of drug administration) and 260.000 synonyms (over 175.000 drug synonyms).

Is PubMed funded by NIH?

Since 2006, NLM has added grant information derived from PMC and PubMed My NCBI as result of the NIH Public Access Policy.

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