MEDLINE from the National Library
of Medicine (NLM)
Other Interfaces to MEDLINE
Medical Subject Headings
Journals on the Web
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.
The National Library of Medicine's PubMed
Tutorial (a page with links to animated tutorials) will provide
you with an excellent overview of PubMed and the MeSH vocabulary.
This frequently updated page now includes 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. The three MeSH
tutorials can also be accessed from PubMed's MeSH
An variety of additional MEDLINE/PubMed
training resources are available from the National Library of
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.