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PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). it includes free access to MEDLINE for everyone.


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PubMed includes over 1.5 million citations for biomedical and preclinical sciences back to the 1950's. MEDLINE is the premier database and major component of PubMed, which is free on the Internet to anyone through  

This means that you will have free access to both PubMed and MEDLINE after graduation, wherever you may go in clinical practice. As long as you are a Fontbonne student, PubMed is also accessible from the Fontbonne Library website.

Fact Sheet: What's the Difference Between MEDLINE and PubMed?

Where did the name PubMed come from?

'Pub' refers to the free public access of Medline or as publisher (since PubMed includes links to publisher web sites)

The 'Med' part of the name refers to the MEDLINE database, which is what PubMed searches.

(From FAQ: PubMed)

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