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Dental Hygiene Portal

What is PubMed?

PubMed is a product of the National Library of Medicine.  It is a freely available search tool for finding journal articles on dental hygiene as well as health, medicine and dentistry. It does not contain conference abstracts or conference proceedings. Link to PubMed through Health Sciences Library System and you will be able to obtain full text articles available from the library.

Learning PubMed

We highly recommend that any health sciences students at Pitt sign up for one of our Painless PubMed classes (currently being offered virtually in accordance with university policy during the COVID-19 crisis). Click here to see a full calendar of our class offerings!

These are some resources that can help you get started with PubMed right away:

Video tutorials:


Help at HSLS

Librarians are available to help you with using the library resources and to help you with your searches, citations, and many other research issues.

Librarians are available by telephone, live chat and e-mail, from 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Telephone:  412-648-8866

Live Chat and Email:  Ask-A-Librarian

Examples of questions you may want to ask a librarian:

  • How can I focus my research question?
  • What database should I use to find articles to answer my question?
  • How do I use the database?
  • What keywords should I use to find articles?
  • How do I cite my articles in the reference section/bibliography?