If you have created an NCBI account to log in to PubMed, you will no longer be able to use this after 1 June 2021. Please see Important Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021 and follow the instructions under 'What do I need to do?'. We recommend that you choose Google from the list of 'Login Account Options' and use your University of Sheffield email address, but you can choose to link to a personal Google account, or use one of the other social login options (e.g. Facebook or Microsoft) if you prefer. See also NCBI Account Login Changes FAQs.

PubMed is a free resource which contains more than 32 million citations and abstracts of biomedical and health literature. Available to the public online since 1996, PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

PubMed does not contain full-text articles, but citations may include links to both open access and paywalled content. University of Sheffield members can use the 'Find it' button, which appears in the full record for the article, to find subscribed full text via StarPlus.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the PubMed website. As PubMed is a free resource, no login is required. If you want to create a personal account to save searches etc., we recommend you use one of the social login options such as Google, Facebook or Microsoft. If you choose Google, you can use your University of Sheffield email address and link your PubMed login to your University account.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eresource please call the Health Sciences Library at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on (0114) 222-7335 / extension 27335, or contact Library Help.

Using PubMed video guide