Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

PubMed Search: How to get Optimum Results?

Ashish Mahobia, Sonal Vyas, Shubhangi Deshmukh
Sai Baba Eye Hospital,Raipur, Chhattisgarh,India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Shubhangi Deshmukh MBBS, MS
Sai Baba Eye Hospital,
Near Choti Line, Fafadih,
Raipur 492009,
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Received: 02-FEB-2019 Accepted: 04-MAR-2019 Published Online: 10-MAY-2019

AbstractThere are many articles published regularly in the literature dealing with various aspects of “Research Methodology”. Techniques of manuscript writing and various strategies for statistical analysis have been very well documented in the past. However, when it comes to conducting a thorough literature search using the most comprehensive online database i.e. PubMed, the literature is surprisingly scant. Pubmed (Medline) is the primary source of literature search for research citationsin medicine. However, getting the optimum result is a difficult task. Often the search results are either too voluminous or not to the point. This article illustrates strategies using which the PubMed search engine can be used optimally to perform a thorough and exhaustive literature search, thereby yielding the desired papers published previously.
Keywords :PubMed, Literature review, Search, Keywords