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PubMed

  • By: Annette Madlock Gatison
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health Communication
  • Edited by: Teresa L. Thompson
  • Subject:Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Communication

Advances in technology, speed of computers, access to the World Wide Web, and the proliferation of information have created a deluge of content in a variety of areas that must be managed and conserved. PubMed is one such information management tool.

PubMed is an online resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It was created specifically as a free Web interface for the MEDLINE database. According to the NCBI Web site, PubMed contains over 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed can also be accessed through searches using Google and other search engines and from within other applications such as Endnote. PubMed contains only abstracts with ...

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