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A guide to using PubMed for new and advanced users with videos, tutorials, a walkthrough exercise, and other resources. Incluye instrucciones en español.

PubMed Advanced Tutorials

Additional PubMed Features

Single Citation Matcher

PubMed’s Single Citation Matcher is used to locate an article in PubMed when you already have full or partial citation information for the article. See the video below for a demonstration on how to use the Single Citation Matcher or view the process step-by-step using the tabs at the right.

Access the Single Citation Matcher from the PubMed homepage under the “PubMed Tools” column.


Enter as much citation information as you have available in the corresponding text boxes.

If you enter a journal title or author, you will be prompted with choices from a drop-down selection. Click on the correct title/author. (Note: you can write journal titles in their abbreviated formats.)

Click “Search” or press enter on your keyboard. Depending on the number of citations matching the information you enter, you will be taken to a list of potential matches or to the article’s citation entry.