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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33-34

Consolidated summary of PubMed search

Department of Oral Biology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai-600077, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission31-Dec-2021
Date of Decision02-Jan-2022
Date of Acceptance06-Jan-2022
Date of Web Publication25-Feb-2022

Correspondence Address:
Ramya Suresh
Department of Oral Biology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai-600077, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijofb.ijofb_12_21

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Suresh R. Consolidated summary of PubMed search. Int J Orofac Biol 2019;3:33-4

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Suresh R. Consolidated summary of PubMed search. Int J Orofac Biol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2024 Feb 29];3:33-4. Available from: https://www.ijofb.org/text.asp?2019/3/2/33/338384

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By using clinical queries, it will enable filters applying to different clinical research areas. Results are delineated into clinical studies, systematic reviews, and medical genetics. Enter your search exactly as you would in the PubMed search box. Use Journals in NCBI databases to limit your search to a specific journal and to find more information about journals. Use the Single Citation Matcher to find citations. Using the results timeline, Using the search builder single date and relative date range can be searched in the search box. You can use filters to narrow your search results by article type, text availability, publication date, species, language, sex, journal category, and age. To browse indexed phrases, use the Show Index feature included in the Advanced Search Builder. Combining search terms with Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) - AND retrieves results that include all the search terms. OR retrieves results that include at least one of the search terms. NOT excludes the retrieval of terms from your search.

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Search by clinical study category: Clinical Study Categories use a specialized search method with built-in search filters that limit retrieval to citations reporting research conducted with specific methodologies, including those that report applied clinical research. Medical genetics searches: The Medical Genetics filters limit retrieval to citations related to various topics in medical genetic. To use a Medical Genetics filter, add the filter name to your search with the search field, the available filters are Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Description, Management, Genetic Counseling, Molecular Genetics, Genetic Testing, Medical Genetics.

The PubMed Advanced Search Builder can be used to construct a precise search strategy. Advanced Search includes Searching by a specific field, Browsing the index of terms, Searching History and Combining searches using History, Previewing the number of search results. Automatic Term Mapping means that the search terms you type into the search box are automatically mapped to MeSH terms. To see Automatic Term Mapping in action, click on the Details arrow in your Advanced History and Search in the Details box.

The MeSH - These are a standardized set of terms that are used to bring consistency to the searching process. In total, there are approximately 29,000 MeSH terms, and they are updated annually to reflect changes in terminology. Use of the MeSH database to identify MeSH which will help you to find literature indexed with the MeSH term. Using MeSH terms helps account for variations in language, acronyms, and British versus American English. MeSH can be searched from the MeSH Database.

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