First time you do this, you may be asked to confirm connection to the University. Once confirmed, your UoB email address should then display at the top of the screen.
Once logged in, carry out a search on PubMed as normal.
Please note that PubMed offers essentially the same content as Ovid Medline. PubMed and Medline content is provided by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information.
See the previous tab "PubMed - login" for how to set up an account on PubMed connected to the University. This should enable links to full text of articles through the FindIt@Bham icon.
A file of search results from PubMed can also be downloaded for import into supported referencing software. EndNote Online is recommended for taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at UoB. This should also confirm full text links where available.
There are a number of existing support materials on using PubMed.
University guides (not UoB):
Please be aware that any links to University sites refer to those Universities only, not to University of Birmingham.
Note that PubMed uses a sorting algorithm called Best Match. This may affect results displayed, as discussed by Kiester and Turp (2022).
PubMed is one of a large number of databases hosted as open-web resources by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Screenshot of PubMed search template below (advanced search), from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Kiester, L. and Turp, K. (2022) 'Artificial intelligence behind the scenes: PubMed's Best Match algorithm', Journal of the Medical Library Association, 110(1), pp. 15–22. doi:10.5195/jmla.2022.1236.
Watch this Panopto video from the Academic Skills Centre on literature searching using PubMed (and exporting results to EndNote Online). Includes sub-titles.
PubMed now supports this feature, equivalent to adjacency search ('medicine adj3 supply') in Ovid databases.
For more details, see the NCBI Insights blog post (30/11/22).