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How to Use the Library Databases

This library research guide provides an introduction to using the library databases.

Searching PubMed

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

PubMed Tutorials

PubMed Advanced Search Builder

PubMed: The Filters Sidebar

Need the Full Text Article?

Citations in PubMed

Look for the "Citation" link in the upper right as shown below.

citation location pubmed


After clicking "Citation", you'll see a box, as shown below. You may cut and paste your desired citation, or you may download the citation as a RIS file, as an NBIB (Endnote) file, or as a JavaScript Object Notation and then import to a bibliography manager such as RefWorks.


citing in pubmed


We always recommend double-checking auto-generated citations, as sometimes they are incorrect or improperly formatted.