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Question: What is the difference between MedlinePlus and MEDLINE/PubMed?


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    • contains links to pre-formulated searches of the MEDLINE/PubMed database, allowing you to find references to latest health professional articles on your topic.

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    • is a Web-based, searchable database of over 14 million article references published in more than 4800 biomedical journals and magazines.

    • can be searched for FREE.

    • provides links to some full-text journal articles via publishers' Web pages.

      • Publisher access to articles varies by publisher--some provide access free, others charge for the article or require a subscription.

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