PubMed is the world's largest databases of citations in the biomedical and life sciences. Because it is a citation database, you will find titles and abstracts for most records; some records will also provide links to full-text via publisher websites (these are often fee-based access points) or public access policies such as PubMed Central.
Useful features in PubMed include:
- Single citation matcher: useful for finding known items (eg citations for which you know the author, journal or part of the article's title)
- Clinical queries: useful for finding evidence-based articles, clinical studies and systematic reviews
- Topic specific queries: pre-built searches on topics of interest, including keywords, controlled vocabulary terms and journals related to that topic. Some useful topic-specific queries include Cancer, Health Disparities and Nursing.
PubMed tutorials provide a great overview of the resource, as well as tips for using specific features.