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PubMed is a database of more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed’s primary focus is biomedicine and health sciences, but it also includes related fields such as life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed is updated daily with citations for the latest published research.

When you access PubMed through this page, a “Get It @ R” button appears in many citations. Rutgers affiliates can use this button to link to full-text articles and books available through Rutgers University Libraries. Many citations also include links to free full-text content available to the public on PubMed Central and NCBI Bookshelf.

PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is located at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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