Welcome to the Samuel C. Williams Library's PubMed research guide! This guide will help you learn how to use PubMed, a freely accessible database that comprises over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.
PubMed is a citation database for the life sciences and biomedicine. It was created in 1996 and now contains more than 26 million references from the following components:
PubMed also includes citations from other, related sources. Much of what can be found in PubMed contains or links to full-text.
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2017). MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different? [fact sheet]. Retrieved from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/dif_med_pub.html.