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National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles, with links to UMass-subscribed full text, 1946-present. Public access version.

PubMed includes all MEDLINE content, plus content from additional journals and books in the life sciences.

The majority of the publications covered in MEDLINE are scholarly journals; a small number of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters considered useful to particular segments of the National Library of Medicine broad user community are also included.


To Directly Export Citations to RefWorks:

Two methods for getting PubMed records into RefWorks Search PubMed From Within RefWorks:
1. Log into RefWorks.
2. Click "Search" on the navigation bar at the top of the screen, and then select "Online Catalog or Database" from the menu that appears.
3. On the next screen, next to "search," click the down arrow and choose "PubMed," from the drop-down menu (at the top of the list).
4. Conduct a search. You can do a Quick keyword search or an Advanced Search using combinations of Author,Title, Subject (Descriptor) and keywords.
5. Your results will appear in another window.
6. Mark the records you want to import by clicking the box.
7. Choose the folder to import the references into.
8. Click the "Import" button.
Click "View Last Imported" at the bottom of the screen.

Second method - Import as Text File With Filter:

From PubMed:
1. Conduct a search.
2. Mark the records you want to download by clicking the box.
3. Click "Send To" on the bottom of the page.
4. In the new "Choose Destination" window, choose the radio button for "File."
5. In the new window, in the "Format" drop-down menu choose "MEDLINE" and in the "Sort By" drop-down menu choose "Most Recent."
6. Click "Create File." Your references will download to your computer. 
7. Log into RefWorks
8. Click the "Reference" menu and select "Import."
9. Click the "Import Filter/Data Source" menu and select " University of Massachusetts Amherst ."
10. Click the "Database" menu and select "PubMed [NLM PubMed]." 
11. Click the radio button next to "Import Data from the following Text File."
12. Click the "Browse" button to navigate to and select your text file of saved records.
13. Click the "Import" button.
14. Click "View Last Imported" at the bottom of the screen.

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