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PapersHive Search Engine searches quickly over PubMed, MEDLINE, PubMedCentral and pre-prints for over 36 millions publications. You can use natural language, advanced search, DOI or author lookup. Everything you need to know is covered in this guide.

PapersHive offers a quite simple UI when it comes to search. Simply go on the main page and perform a search such as Breast Cancer. This would immediately search over the whole dataset.

You will be presented with a list of search results with top keywords and authors to the right.

Search Breast Cancer

By searching for example Di Lascio S the engine understands that it is an author and their publications will be listed. You can see in the search explanation how the query has been parsed in the engine.

Author Lookup

Exclusion Criteria

Whether you want to remove words or concepts, simply add a NOT on front of the word. Example on how to remove the word "tumour" from the search result on our original query: Breast cancer NOT tumour.



By toggling the Tools button more search tools will appear.

With Select Date, you can select a date range and filter data for that specific date.

With All Languages, you can select a specific languages for your publication.

With Only open access PDFs the results will be filtered to only show papers for which there is an available PDF document. Note that this is an approximation.

Toggle Tools

Searching on Collection and Full-Text

Once you save articles in a collection they become searchable(see Reference Manager and Integrations for more details about how to get articles in collection with different tools). In case of open access papers, PapersHive automatically downloads the full-text and makes it searchable.

Collection Search Abstract