The following results were from a cilinical query search of "influenza."
Clinical Study (Therapy/Broad)
Clinical Study (Therapy/Narrow)
Medical Genetic (All)
These results are examples of the different categories and how they affect searches using the same terms
A Clinical Query Search on PubMed filters out search results to only those articles that have been deemed to fall under certain categories. The articles defined as clinical queries typically are more professional studies done by researchers in the field.They can also further narrow your results to only a certain category.
There are three types of clinical queries in PubMed:
You can use Clinical Queries to find more medical-focused clinical results that are typically more suited to topics within a clinical setting.
You can access the Clinical Queries search page from the front page of PubMed. You can access PubMed from the front page of the Gumberg library site, or you can click here.
Once on the front search page of PubMed, simply click on the Clinical Queries Link in the middle of the page under PubMed Tools.
After clicking on the link, you will come to a page with a search box. Simply enter your search terms. Each of the three different columns will come up with different results depending on the type of clinical query.
You can further narrow the results under Clinical Study Categories by changing the scope (broad or narrow) or specific category type.
You can also change the Topic of the Medical Genetics category.