It's kind of a trick question...
is a database service - a way to interface
with the raw data - provided by the
National Library of Medicine (NLM). The
database that PubMed provides access
to is called MEDLINE, also created by
addition to PubMed,
you can also access MEDLINE through an EBSCO interface
and an ISI interface.
All of them access the same database (MEDLINE),
but each has different capabilites, and will
provide a different user experience.
In other words, "PubMed is one way to access MEDLINE."
Which one should I use?
really just a question of preference.
PubMed is more user-friendly, but EBSCO
and ISI give you more control over your
searches (EBSCO also offers an optional
graphic display of your results).
Any of them will work just fine, and
we do have access to tutorials on
all three .
Back to Library Guides and Tutorials