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A Word about PubMed & MEDLINE

PubMed is the search interface (engine) to the medical literature index MEDLINE.   
You can search PubMed from home as it is a government website. PubMed is free.  You don't have to be in a library.  

There is an advantage to using PubMed in Miami University Libraries' Databases A-Z, however!  This version links to full-text articles in our libraries' holdings.  You know whether you can get the complete article instantly, freely.  Use the gold FindIt button which takes you from the citation to the complete article, if available.  If unavailable, use ILL.

MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed, developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. 
MEDLINE uses its own indexing system of medical subject headings (MeSH).  MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts, but NOT the full-text article.  Access to MEDLINE is available in many public libraries, medical libraries, and commercial services. 
What's nice about using the Miami University Libraries version of MEDLINE is that it uses the familiar EBSCOhost interface to search PubMed/MEDLINE which may be more user-friendly.  
Another helpful service is MEDLINEPLUS which contains consumer health information for patients and family members.

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