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Edward G. Miner Library

Med Students: Phase 1: Session 2: Acquire

This guide will serve as an information resource for first year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry



  • Know the 3 keys for searching effectively
  • Describe the contents of PubMed
  • Identify and use appropriate MeSH terms
  • Construct a search using Boolean operators
  • Use PubMed filters
  • PubMed tips

PubMed Resources

PubMed Videos

Linking Google Scholar to Miner Library

  • Navigate to Google Scholar and click on the 3 lines at the top left. 

  • Click on Settings 

  • Select Library Links 

  • Search for University of Rochester and save 

  • You can now see links to full text in your Google Scholar search results!

Boolean Operators

Don't forget your Boolean operators!

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that facilitates access to the Libraries' full-text resources as you find research on the web. LibKey Nomad provides one-click access to full text from websites like PubMed, Wikipedia, and publisher pages.

To download LibKey Nomad:

  • Head to the LibKey Nomad site 
  • Select your Browser:
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Brave
    • Vivaldi
  • Select the University of Rochester as your library