MEDLINE-Related Resources

MEDLINE from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Other Interfaces to MEDLINE

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

MEDLINE Tutorials

In-Process Citations in PubMed

Journals on the Web

NLM Resources

Health Information on the Web

This page is based on an appendix from Katcher BS. MEDLINE: a guide to effective searching in PubMed and other interfaces. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Ashbury Press; 2006.


MEDLINE Tutorials

The National Library of Medicine's PubMed Tutorial will provide you with an excellent overview of PubMed and the MeSH vocabulary. This frequently updated page now links to more than a dozen animated quick tours. Check out this wonderful resource.

Whether you normally use PubMed or another source of MEDLINE, the MeSH Vocabulary portion is worth reviewing. MeSH tutorials can also be accessed from PubMed's MeSH Database.

An variety of additional MEDLINE/PubMed training resources are available from the National Library of Medicine.

Many institutional libraries use Ovid MEDLINE and have created their own web-based tutorials (also of value for users of PubMed and other interfaces to MEDLINE).

If your institutional library offers MEDLINE classes, take one.

Updated November 5, 2013

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