Search PubMed

Search PubMed through the embedded interface and import the associated references. If multiple searches occur, including from different bibliographical data sources, Synthesis will automatically deduplicate these references.

  1. The first step is to create a New Project. Click on the New Project button.
  2. In the new pop-up window, type in the name patientflow and click the OK button. (note: to learn more about searching embedded databases see [searching Embedded Databases])

    Figure: Create a Project

  3. The next stage is to preform the PubMed search. Select from the menu Tools > Online Search.
  4. In the Window [Online Search for References], type in the words "patient flow" (note: make sure you have the words patient flow in quotations). and click the Search button.
  5. This will now query PubMed and retrieve the references. The references will now show in Synthesis, but have not been imported into Synthesis yet (note: this is only to show how many references matched your search query and what they look like).
  6. Click the Import into Synthesis button. This will now open a new Window [Importing references from Online Search] and import the references into Synthesis. (note: Synthesis will automatically check for duplicate references. To learn more about this feature see [duplicates]).

    Figure: Search PubMed Patient Flow

  7. Once the references have been imported into Synthesis they will be highlighted in green.
  8. To return to Synthesis click the Return to Synthesis button.

    Figure: End PubMed Search