Tutorials: PubMed

How to use specific library resources such as databases, information literacy modules, eBooks, and archival materials.

PubMed Search Hints

Use the library's link for PubMed.  This will enable you to access our paid subscriptions.

PubMed contains millions of citations and abstracts and provides links to full text when available. If you need an article that is not included in Logan's collection, contact us to order it by interlibrary loan.

FULL TEXT - To find out if Logan has full text access to an article, click on the Logan icon (example below). This will take you to either the full text, a resource to access for full text, or an interlibrary loan form to order the article.


PEER REVIEWED - Information found in PubMed is generally considered peer reviewed.  See the box below for complete details.

Helpful tips:

  • Use and in between terms to search them together. Example: chiropractic and headache
  • Use or in between terms to search either term. Example: chiropractic or manipulation
  • Place quotes around phrases.  Example: "manual therapy"
  • Place parenthesis around groups of terms to combine with other terms or groups.  Example: (chiropractic and manipulation and "manual therapy") and headache

PubMed & Peer Review

Information found in PubMed that indicates it is "indexed by MEDLINE" is considered peer reviewed. Look for the phrase "indexed by MEDLINE" under the citation or abstract information.

PubMed does not provide a search filter to limit to only peer reviewed articles. For other citations, look up the journal title in the NCBI Journals Database, click on the journal title, find a publisher's website link and go to that website. Look for something on the page that gives details about the journal and then read through it to find if the journal goes through a peer review process. 

PubMed Introduction