PubMed Clinical Queries: A new look and new filters to find COVID-19 articles!

Clinical Queries helps sift the clinical studies out of the plethora of scholarly literature in PubMed. And now it has an updated look!

Have you ever tried to find a clinical study in PubMed and been overwhelmed by all the results? Maybe you were seeing a lot of animal studies? Or too many review articles and topic summaries? PubMed Clinical Queries will get you straight to the clinical research. After typing your topic into the search box, choose from one of five clinical study categories: Therapy, Clinical Prediction Guides, Diagnosis, Etiology, and Prognosis. Each option gets at a different aspect of your clinical topic.

With this update, NLM has also added a new option for finding COVID-19 articles in eight categories including Transmission, Mechanism, Treatment, Prevention, etc. If you are looking for COVID-19 research, this is a great place to start! (See our COVID-19 guide for other COVID scholarly literature collections)

For more information, see the update in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

If you have used the Clinical Queries tool to look up Systematic Reviews in the past, you can now find the Systematic Reviews under Article Types in the PubMed results Filters. Find the list of Medical Genetics filters in the PubMed Users Guide.

Here is a step-by-step visual of how to use the new PubMed Clinical Queries: