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What information can you find on the PubMed home page?

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The PubMed home page provides information about the number of citations it houses, as well as examples of the types of literature it offers, and from which entity the literature is collected. Under the Using PubMed heading are links to a quick start guide, complete articles, frequently asked questions, tutorials and a clinical trials search tool. Additional information on the home page includes the address for the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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Under the PubMed Tools heading are links entitled PubMed Mobile, Single Citation Matcher, Batch Citation Matcher, Clinical Queries and Topic-Specific Queries. The More Resources heading offers links to the MeSH database, NCBI database journals, the Entrez Programming Utilities programs and LinkOut.

The Getting Started heading at the bottom of the home page are links to National Center for Biotechnology Information education, an NCBI help manual and an NCBI handbook. A link to training and tuorials is also available, as is a link to submit data.

Under the Resources heading, users find links entitled Chemicals & Bioassays, Data & Software, DNA & RNA, Domains & Structures and Genes & Expressions. Genetics & Medicine, Genomes & Maps, Homology, Literature and Proteins are additional links.

The PubMed home page offers a link to write the help desk near the bottom right. A contact link is located on the bottom left.

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