PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset
These samples illustrate the correct way to format searches for the PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset. When searching from the ODS Web site, your searches will be automatically limited to dietary supplement-related citations.
Example 1. Citations to articles about magnesium as a dietary supplement. Try this search at PubMed.
Example 2. Citations to articles about research studying use of cinnamon and diabetes. Try this search at PubMed.
Example 3. Citations to articles written by a specific author (Johanna T. Dwyer). Try this search at PubMed.
The subset will be added as a choice in the Subjects filter in the examples above. Alternatively, the dietary supplements subset can be selected as a filter in MyNCBI or you can incorporate the subset into a search using AND dietsuppl [sb].
Example 4. Citations to articles about diabetes and dietary supplements. Try this search at PubMed.
If you search directly from PubMed, you need to limit the search to the Dietary Supplement subset. The dietary supplements subset was formerly available under the Limits feature that appeared under the main search box in PubMed. The Limits have been replaced with "Filters" to the left of search results. First, scroll down and click on "Choose additional filters." Then select and apply "Subjects." Under Subjects, select "more . . ." and then select and apply "Dietary Supplements" to bring Dietary Supplements into your Filters list. The Dietary Supplement subset will now be activated for your search until you "clear" it.