Tutorial on Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed

September 16, 2014

NLM Technical Bulletin


If you’ve ever tried to search for drugs or chemicals in PubMed, you know how difficult it can be. The National Library of Medicine has created a tutorial offering “…tips on effectively and efficiently searching PubMed for drugs and chemicals. Nine brief modules with video demonstrations include guidance on substance-related Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), using the MeSH Database, effective searching with pharmacological action terms, converting special characters in systematic names, and using tags in searching.” This tutorial and many other tutorials, webinars and classes are accessible by clicking the PubMed Tutorials link on the PubMed homepage, as shown below.*

NLM Technical Bulletin-Pubmed Screenshot



*New Tutorial: Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jul-Aug;(399):b7 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/brief/ja14_pm_tutorial_drugs.html. Retrieved September 3, 2014.

NIH Public Access Policy Webpage

September 3, 2014

NIHlogoThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts funded by NIH to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. The Public Access Policy webpage http://publicaccess.nih.gov/provides step-by-step instructions for complying with the policy. Instructions for preparing a manuscript, what to do after it has been accepted for publication and reporting to NIH are included. Links to a training video as well as to specific instructions for authors’ own publications are also included. Norris librarians have also created a NIH Public Access Policy subject guide and informative videos to guide you through the process.