Overview: What is PUBMED?#

PubMed is a free search engine that primarily accesses the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. It provides a critical repository of peer-reviewed literature, essential for medical researchers.

Usage: How to use PUBMED on Insight#

1- Initiate an objective using our Getting Started with Insight guideline.

2- From the available tasks, choose a ‘PubMed’ task.

3- If the current options aren’t satisfactory, or if the selected task yields no PubMed articles, you have the flexibility to craft your own PubMed task.

4- Once a PubMed task has been executed, you can deepen the scientific understanding by opting for another task. This could be an additional PubMed task or other relevant tasks.

5- Pubmed references will be listed under citations.


PubMed serves as a foundational tool for any medical research project. With its vast repository:

  • Identify historical and contemporary research trends in a specific field.

  • Source foundational papers for literature reviews.

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements and findings.