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Medical and Health Research: Literature Search

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Topic Overview

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

Link to health topic overviews, peer-reviewed articles, drug and supplement information, statistics, lab tests. Includes medical dictionary and translates for many languages. Information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues and treatments.

Literature Searching

Literature reviews help you gain a deeper understanding of a topic by reading the existing scientific literature on that topic. For health and medical research, selecting mostly current (within the last 2-3 years), credible information is key. 

5 Tips for Searching PubMed

PubMed quickstart  tutorial. Created by Duke University Medical Center Library.