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CAPACITY Resource Guide

This guide was developed for the CAPACITY program through Emory University's School of Nursing.

What is PubMed?

 

PubMed (Public MEDLINE) is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM).  PubMed provides:

  • Free access to MEDLINE, NLM's bibliographic database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences.
  • Coverage extends back to 1946 with over 30 million citations from approximately 5,400 biomedical journals published in the United States and worldwide.

What is NCBI?

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Setting up an NCBI account allows you to personalize your PubMed:

  • Save collections of results from searches (the Clipboard only holds results for 8 hours).
  • Save your searches and set up alerts that can be set to automatically run against database updates and send the results to your e-mail.
  • Customize personal preferences like filters and display settings.

Why do it?

  • PubMed is free.

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