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KSOM Library Instruction

Tutorials, PowerPoint slides, useful links and other resources for curriculum based library instruction in Keck School of Medicine

Year 1 IMS PubMed Instruction

How to Use this Research Guide

IMS students can navigate through the 4 sections of the 'Year 1 IMS' tabs to learn more about how to use PubMed efficiently and precisely.

  1. Start with the Introduction to PubMed to get an overview of the database
  2. Next, learn more about basic search skills for PubMed, including how to navigate the search results and filters.
  3. Increase your search skills by learning advanced search techniques. This section includes information on Automatic Term Mapping, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and the advanced search details box.
  4. Learn how to access full-text articles through FIND IT@USC or Interlibrary Loan


Slides, Assignments and Self-Paced Tutorial