The search engine PubMed contains over 28 million biomedical references from the MEDLINE database. In one go, you can search over 5600 life science journals from 80 countries as well as online books. Coverage runs from 1946 onwards. PubMed is updated on a daily basis.
PubMed is produced and updated daily by the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Access to PubMed is free, but to make the most of the links to the full text articles you need to access PubMed via the Utrecht University Library website. If you do so, you will find the next to each reference. This will bring you directly to the full text, if available. Older volumes which are not online yet and are housed in the depots of the University Library may be requested via the catalogue. For this you need a library card.
MeSH is the controlled list of keywords in PubMed.
MeSH is short for Medical Subject Heading.
Keywords are connected in a hierarchic structure.
This thesaurus helps you to specify your search in PubMed.
All MeSH categories
The right search combines:
Keywords [MeSH]: by which you also find references without abstracts (depending on the subject the number can run up to ca. 50 percent)
Title/Abstract [tiab]: by which you also find the most recent references to which keywords have not been added yet.