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CINAHL & Ovid MEDLINE Directions

One-page, step-by-step guides


Getting Tables of Contents Alerts for Journals

More Tables of Contents Help


Boolean Seaching Videos


Go to CINAHL Searching Guide.


    Medline & OvidSP


    • PubMed Advanced Search Builder (video)
      How to use Advanced Search builder to refine your PubMed search. (Time: 2:27)
    • PubMed Basics
      Handout - 2 pages
    • PubMed for Nurses
      Video tutorials, totaling about 30 minutes, designed specifically for nurses.
    • PubMed Help
      80 pages
    • PubMed Online Training
      Collection of mostly very short (1-3 minute) animated tutorials on topics such as how to search by subject, author, or journal; filters sidebar; using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings); saving searches & setting email alerts, etc.
    • PubMed Searching with MeSH
      Handout - 2 pages
    • PubMed Tutorial
      Scope & content; MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) vocabulary; building a search using Search builder, fil;ters, etc.; managing results using display, sort, clipboard, save, print, email; saving search strategies; links to full-text; special queries, etc.
    • Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query (video)
      Build a search starting with MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) database. Includes brief background on MeSH terms & indexing. (3 min.)

    Clinical Key


    • UptoDate Demos
      Brief demos on topics such as mobile apps, CME/CE, enhanced search results, etc.
    • UpToDate User Manual
      Features, searching, searching for graphics, printing & exporting, CME/CE/CPD credit, etc.

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