PubMed is roughly the free equivalent of MEDLINE. There are a couple of ways you can search PubMed:
For example, here are the results of a search for information on communication and stroke:
If you want to know what search has actually been run, scroll down the right panel and look for the Search Details box. This will show you the exact search. In this case, the search was for :
stroke, as a MeSH term OR stroke, as a keyword
communication, as a MeSH term OR communication, as a keyword.
But these are more complex processes. For assistance, have a look at the PubMed Help, especially the sections on:
PubMed also has its own YouTube video tutorials, including the two embedded at right. You can access all of the video tutorials at PubMed YouTube tutorials.
If you wish to save a search in PubMed, you will need to set up a My NCBI account. Here's how:
To save a search in PubMed, follow these steps after running your search:
The next time you need to access your search, simply log in and click on the My NCBI link at the top right of screen. You will see a Saved Searches box on your My NCBI home screen, with your search listed.