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PubMed: Basic Search

This guide helps users to learn how to use the new and updated PubMed and show them what the new features are and where to find some of the old features.

Basic Search

The default search mode in PubMed is Basic Search which displays a distinctive single search box. Users may enter one or more search terms and then click the Search button to retrieve results. This is useful in performing a simple and quick search. For example, if you want to run a quick search on the term COVID-10, you may just enter the term or more related terms in the search box to start. While you are entering the search term, the system's auto-complete function displays suggested terms for you. You may choose any of those suggested terms or continue typing your own terms to search. See the screen captures below for a basic search example:

 

 

Tutorials and Instructional Resources for Using Basic Search

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