PubMed is a free interface for searching MEDLINE, the most popular bibliographic database in the health and medical sciences. It contains references to millions of journal articles from biomedical journals and is updated daily.
UCL staff and students should access PubMed via the UCL Library Services databases list in order to see Findit@UCL links to UCL subscribed journals:
Other users can access PubMed directly from the PubMed homepage:
You will need to have a NCBI (PubMed) account set up, if you wish to use features such as saving your search results within PubMed, or to create an alert or save a search.
The way you login to your account is changing. From 1 June 2022, you will need to login using 3rd-party credentials, such as those for your Google account or institutional login. (See: NCBI Account Login Changes FAQs to see how to link 3rd-party logins to your account.)
To create an account (if you haven't already created one), use the following steps:
This guide refers to the new version of PubMed that was released in November 2019 and is now the default version of PubMed as of 20 May, 2020.