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Mayo Clin Proc. 2004 Oct;79(10):1295-9; quiz 1300.

Using advanced search tools on PubMed for citation retrieval.

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  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA.


PubMed (www.pubmed.gov) provides health care professionals with free access to one of the largest searchable biomedical databases available. However, attempting to find relevant literature in PubMed without an understanding of basic search strategies and tools may be daunting and frustrating. In a previous issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, we presented an overview of searching in PubMed and introduced its basic features. In this article, we build on this foundation and present advanced search tools designed to assist clinicians in performing efficient and focused literature searches.

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