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PubMed - an Introduction

An introduction to and guide for using PubMed - from basic research queries to in depth, personalized information discovery.

Search Filters

When you’re conducting a search, you may find it helpful to apply filters to help eliminate results that fall outside of your search criteria. You can find these filters on the left-hand side of the search results page.

screenshot displaying list of PubMed search filters

  • Select a specific filter to apply it to your results. Select it again to remove the filter, or select “reset all filters” at the bottom of the list to remove all filters from your results.
  • You can customize the list of filters that appear next to your results by selecting “additional filters” at the bottom of the list.


screenshot displaying list of PubMed filters with "additional filters" button highlighted below

screenshot displaying options for PubMed filter: article type

  • Note that including additional filters in your menu will not automatically apply those filters to your search results. You will still need to select the specific filters you wish to apply.