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Pubh 210: Health Promotion in Diverse Communities

About PubMed is a U.S. government ran collection of peer review articles related to medicine. This is a primary place for scholarship in health research. is an open web resource, but articles can be requested through interlibrary loan.

For an in-depth tutorial of using, consult the following lesson:

Searching PubMed

When searching in PubMed you can take advantage of using the advanced search options similar to EBSCO, although they look a bit different in PubMed.

Search terms in EBSCO's CINAHL

Screenshot of a search in CINAHL

Search terms in PubMed:

Screenshot of search terms in PubMed

The terms AND, OR, and NOT to the left of each search box (or used within a search) can focus results

  • AND: All keywords must appear in your results. AND will narrow down a search.
  • OR: Either of the keywords must appear in the results. OR will give you more results.
  • NOT: Excludes certain keywords from your results. NOT will narrow down a search.

Requesting PubMed articles

Screenshot of a PubMed articleWhile some articles are free in PubMed, many are not. However, you can obtain articles in PubMed through interlibrary loan.

If you have accessed PubMed using a link of the library website, you can click on the Goshen College Library button on the left hand side of the article page to request through interlibrary loan.

If you have accessed PubMed by going directly to the site, to request an article, first check the library catalog to see if we have it by copying the article title into the library website search box. If we don't (or the current article), you can request it from within the catalog if it is there.

If it is not there, you can request it by going directly to the interlibrary loan page and make a request. At the library website select Services, then Interlibrary Loan. Articles usually come within 2 to 3 days.