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1 1.)Please visit to begin this Note: You must register with MY NCBI before beginning tutorial. Registration is free. 2.) Follow this guide to complete tutorial.

2 Click Sign In Enter in your username and password If you have not registered yet, click Register. (Please note if the pop-up box does not appear, it may be blocked by your pop-up blocker.)

3 Click MeSh Database MeSH: Medical Subject Headings Your username will appear once your are logged in.

4 Type in Diabetes or a term of your choice. Results will vary based on the terms used. Synonyms for the term you entered appear below. Click on subject heading to see subject heading’s subheadings.

5 3. Restricting search to Major topics, retrieves only article in which Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 is the central topic (Steps 2 and 3 are optional). 4. Click Search option 2. By selecting a subheading you search is focused to a subset of literature on your topic, for example: Diabetes and diet therapy. 1. Check box(es) and click If you are combining this subject heading with another choose AND, if you want to search one or more topics SEPARATELY select OR.

6 Subject headings you selected appear in box Continue adding terms to your search by looking up more subject headings – enter additional search terms to search box, click GO.

7 Check subject heading you want to add to the search. Click Search Box with AND

8 Click Search PubMed to run search.

9 Click limits to set date range, language etc.

10 By clicking boxes, you can limit your search. For example, I chose only to retrieve English language clinical trials produced since 2000 in which the subjects are human. Click Go after you have set limits. (GO at bottom)

11 Limiting our search has distilled it down to 47 citation from over 500. To Save this search, click Save Search Results from search below From search box, we can see the search terms used. Click details to see search strategy used.

12 This is the search strategy generated to find your articles in PubMed. Please copy it into a document. This strategy needs to be included with your results. To copy: -click in box -depress ctrl button and the a button simultaneously -depress ctrl button and the c button simultaneously -open document you will save strategy to -depress ctrl button and v button simultaneously -click search

13 Click to Save Search

14 Click Yes to receive new citations related to your search in the future, then click OK.

15 Set your preferences, click ok to confirm.

16 To apply Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT) to searches click Preview/Index

17 Enter search in Boolean terms (AND, OR, NOT) Type in search, then click Preview (note # must be in front of number of set) **make sure search box is clear #1 AND #2

18 To see set, click link

19 To view or run saved searches, click on MY NCBI.

20 To run a saved search, click on Searches/Collections link.

21 Click on link to run a saved search; to change search details, such as dates search is run, click link under details heading.

22 To view a single citation, click on link. (Do this step) To view more than one, select how you would like them displayed. For example you can choose to see up to 500 at once and sort them by date, or author etc.

23 #20 OR #8 To view complete citation, select citation from the drop-down menu. Related Articles – this is a quick trick to find relevant articles. If you find a relevant article, click Related Articles to easily find more.

24 Scrolling down we see the complete citation: abstract (if there is one) and MeSH ( medical subject headings). By reviewing the MeSH used to index the article, I can find terms I may not have thought to add to my search. Click on Back Button (or right click with mouse and click Back) return to list of results

25 Here are the citations, PubMed thinks are related to the article we found most relevant. To email these citations, check box next to the citation(s) you want. From the drop-down menu select, email.

26 1. Here you can select format and sorting preferred. Plain text is easiest for email software. If you choose, you can add a note and send search results to yourself or anyone else. (Do not click Mail-since this is a tutorial) To send, click Mail. 2. Next, click on Single Citation Matcher to learn an easy way to correct an incomplete citation.

27 Simply, enter in the information you have, date author and/or page. Click Go

28 Generally, a few citations are returned. To find a clinical article quickly, click Clinical Queries.

29 Here you can enter a term, set some limits and have search results screened for you.

30 For example, enter these terms and choose a category to search under, e.g.: diagnosis, therapy etc. Click Go after you have made your selections.

31 These are the results returned. This concludes the tutorial.

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