Free Articles to Get You Started

You will find that the majority of medical journal articles require a fee or subscription to read them. A "free article" notation will show on the line below the article's title in your PubMed search when that is not the case.

For quick access to a selection of free full-text articles, see's List of Recent "No-Cost" Medical Journal Articles on Diagnosis and/or Treatment .

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User Guide
"Search PubMed" instructions and "Frequently Asked Questions"

​Online Training —
"Tutorials" and "Quick Tours" for using PubMed

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​​search for medical journal articles

PubMed Search Tool —

National Institutes of Health's U.S. National Library of Medicine

"PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books."

Getting Started

​For your convenience, the link shown below has specifically been created to find up-to-date online medical journal articles, books, and documents listed on PubMed that contain any of these terms: "eye melanoma" or "ocular melanoma" or "intraocular melanoma" or "uveal melanoma" or "choroidal melanoma" or "iris melanoma" or "ciliary body melanoma"


After you click on the above link to view the results, you can always start completely over by clearing out the search terms (click on the "x" at right corner of search box) and then typing in your own search term(s) instead.
Tips for Performing a New Search
• Put a multiple-word term together within one set of quotes when instructing the search tool that an exact phrase is wanted in the results. For example — "proton beam radiation"

Use the word or to separate each term when instructing the search tool to retrieve results that contain any of the terms, thereby broadening your search results. For example — "tumor" or "proton beam radiation"
Use the word and to separate each term when instructing the search tool to retrieve results that must contain all of the terms, thereby narrowing your search results. For example — "tumor" and "proton beam radiation"

• Be aware that pluralizing a term (for example, "eyes" instead of "eye") may sometimes decrease or increase the number of search results.

Tips for Sorting Any Search Results      
 You will probably find it most helpful to choose to have the most recent PubMed entries listed first. The "display option" setting for sorting can be found near the top right of the results page for modifying to "sorting by: most recent." 

Tips for Filtering Any Search Results 
Not all articles can be accessed online for free. Look for the "free article" notation immediately under article's title. Or you can select the "free full text" option under the "text availability" filter in left column to narrow down results shown, if desired. (Also consider contacting your local library to find out whether they may have free access to articles requiring a fee.)

Another filter to consider for narrowing down results: "English language only" under the "languages" filter if you are unable to read other languages. (You may need to choose "show additional filters" first if the languages filter is not already showing on page.)