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Researching in Physical Therapy

Conducting Research for DPT

Is PubMed different from Medline?  Which should I use?

  • PubMed has more than 34 million references and includes MEDLINE and other types of citations (i.e. "Ahead of Print", Citations pre-1966, citations to author manuscripts published by the NIH, journals/manuscripts deposited in PubMedCentral, citations to books available on the NCBI Bookshelf)
  • Medline contains more than 29 million references and is the National Library of Medicine's journal citation database.
  • Searching MEDLINE through the FPU subscription gives you access to full-text and links to other FPU databases.
  • PubMedCentral is a free archive for full-text biomedical and lifescience journal articles

See "MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?" for a complete description.