This quick tour gives a brief introduction to Europe PMC, an open science platform that enables access to a worldwide collection of life science publications and preprints from trusted sources around the globe. Free, transparent, and community-driven, Europe PMC is your gateway to life science research.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in life science publications and preprints. An undergraduate knowledge of a subject related to the life sciences would be an advantage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Explain the role of Europe PMC
- Search Europe PMC for biomedical literature
- Outline some advanced features including citations, database cross-links and annotations
- Determine where to find out more about Europe PMC
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
How and when to access the course
All our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can access them for free at any time, just click on the “Enter Course” button.
It is up to you how you use the course; you can either study the full course or you can focus on sections that are relevant to you. To jump between sections, use the navigation bar on the left or the arrows at the bottom of the page. You can also choose whether to complete the course in one go, or over several visits.
The average time to read through the main body of the course is 3 hours (not including exercises and external links). The time may vary depending on your prior knowledge and how you choose to work through the course.
Making the most of the course
Learning something new takes time and practice. We encourage you to:
- Use the activities and quizzes to help you check your learning, recall and apply key concepts. Look out for these icons
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- Revisit sections as and when you need them. Bookmark relevant pages in your browser or use the navigation panel to jump the relevant section.
Getting help and providing feedback
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