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Medline, PubMed and PMC (PubMed Central)

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different? Click here to read the factsheet on the NLM website, written in 2002 and updated in 2017.

What is PubMed Central?

PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature comprising journals that deposit material in PMC on a routine basis and generally make all their published articles available here.


MEDLINE: (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database that contains references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy subheadings and explosion capabilities. See below for the various platforms:

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