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PubMed is compiled by the US National Library of Medicine.  It includes references from Medline, but also:

  • Non life science citations from general science journals that are indexed selectively in Medline;
  • Citations that precede the date that a journal was selected for Medline indexing.
  • Citations from journals that are indexed in PubMed Central
  • Citations for the NCBI Bookshelf collection.

Key features

The University has Medline through Ovid. The Ovid interface offers more sophisticated search capabilities than PubMed.

However, PubMed links to other National Library of Medicine resources, including databases of genetic and other biological data.

Linking to full text of articles

Links in PubMed are provided by the publisher and do not mean we have access to the journal in question.

To link PubMed to journals available through University of Leicester, install the Kopernio plug in for Chrome or Firefox.  Find out more about installing Kopernio and how it works with PubMed in this Word document.

Subject coverage

Clinical medicine, biomedical sciences, nursing, dentistry, preclinical sciences, health care system.



How often updated



1946 - date

New PubMed trainer's toolkit - look at the short videos under "Quick Tours - HTML versions" and at the printed guide.    The bit about accessing full text through your Library does not apply to us.

NLM webinar about the new interface -
Outline of new interface features at 4'26" and new search features at 6'47".  Demo of new interface starts at 15'07".

Video about NLM's plans about the new interface

(These materials may be useful but are about the old interface:

Online tutorial, very good introduction for nurses and other people: PubMed for Nurses

NLM's very detailed PubMed User Guide)

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