It is a product of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubMed is built on the NLM's long history of indexing and providing researchers access to the nation's biomedical literature.
PubMed itself does not contain the full text of an article, but in most cases each article will include a link to the full text, either in PubMed Central or on the publisher's website if the article publisher has an embargo (a period of time before an item becomes available).
If an article citation includes an abstract but not the full text, look for the article title in the Library search bar or search for the journal in the Journal Finder to see if Stevens subscribes to it.
There is so much to use in PubMed that creating an account can help you keep track of it all. Log into My NCBI through Stevens (find it on the list of partner organizations) or use another third party vendor. You can also link multiple accounts to your My NCBI profile.
MeSH makes sure that every new and old medical term is referred to in one single, controlled way, so if you're looking for publications related to a term, you know you're getting the most accurate results.
When you search in PubMed, you are using MeSH terms whether you know it or not. Find your search history in the Advanced section, and there you will find PubMed's internal workings based on your search strings. You can also use the Advanced Search Builder to incorporate MeSH terms into your search string directly.
Or start at the beginning with the MeSH browser to choose the ones you must use in your search string for the fullest results.
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If you can't find full-text of an article through PubMed, you might be able to find it through Library database subscriptions. As seen in the image below, take the full title of an article from PubMed and put it in the Library search bar on the Library homepage, in quotation marks to search for the exact title. The catalog will show if we have full text through another database or not.
If we do have access, you'll be able to read it (if you are off campus, you'll be prompted to log in with your myStevens username and password). If we do not have it, click the button on the record to "Request item from Interlibrary Loan" to submit the request form for the article.