MEDLINE, from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is the premier bibliographic database containing references to journal articles in the life sciences. It forms a major part of, and is searchable via, PubMed.
MEDLINE can be searched through different interfaces. This tutorial will be using Ovid. Ovid's interface is chosen because:
For more information on MEDLINE, visit the MEDLINE Guided Exercise.
Access Ovid MEDLINE here.
Just like in CINAHL, MEDLINE has subject headings you can use both to find and evaluate tests. Subject headings in MEDLINE are called MeSH terms. Learn more about MeSH and advanced searching in MEDLINE in the MEDLINE Guided Exercise.
Useful MeSH terms for finding tests include:
For evaluating tests, you can combine the name of a test with and AND with one of these MeSH terms: