Database Description and Information

What is it? Search for articles published in medical journals (and other selected bio-medical literature).

Subjects Covered: Nursing & Medicine

Access to the full-text: Use the Find It! via CSU Stanislaus button or the Electronic Journals List to see if the library has the journal.  more info

Dates Covered: 1947 - present

Help:  Help from National Library of Medicine (database producer)

Access: Library Website | Articles (by Subject) | Nursing | PubMed


More Details

Journal/Periodical Titles Indexed: 5400 journals (bio-medical & related fields)
Full-text: Use the Find It! via CSU Stanislaus button (found on the full record of a search result)
Number of Records: 18 million+
Availability: Available freely (use the links from the CSU Stanislaus Library website to access the Find It! via CSU Stanislaus feature)
Platform: NLM PubMed
CSU Stanislaus URL:
Alert Services:


Search Operators

Default search: Boolean AND
Truncation symbol: * (asterisk)
Phrase searching: "phrase" (enclose phrase in quotation marks)
Boolean And: and (implied)
Boolean OR: or
Boolean NOT: not


Accessing CSU Stanislaus Library Content & Services via PubMed

To access University Library services from the PubMed site (including access to the full-text of articles and/or Interlibrary Loan), simply follow this link to PubMed (or any other link to PubMed from the University Library website).

When using the library's links to PubMed, University Library services (including the full-text of articles and/or Interlibrary Loan request forms) can be accessed from an "abstract" screen via the PubMed: Find It! via CSU Stanislaus icon.

Additional Option - Personal PubMed/MyNCBI account:

If you want to save searches and records from one session to the next, you can create a personal (and free), MyNCBI account.  Once an account is created, you can login to your MyNCBI account from anywhere and set your preferences to include links to CSU Stanislaus Library services:

  1. Login to "My NCBI"
  2. Preferences
  3. PubMed Preferences
  4. Outside Tool
  5. CSU Stanislaus (note, it's under CSU, not California State)