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New PubMed Update: Items Per Page, Sort Options, See All Similar Articles, and More!

Posted by on January 16th, 2020 Posted in: Announcements, NLM Products, PubMed

Several features have been updated in the new PubMed, including options to customize the number of items per page, sort by publication date, reverse sort order, see all similar articles, and download the Results by Year timeline. The National Library of Medicine is continuing to develop features in the new PubMed site, and this new version of PubMed will eventually replace the legacy PubMed. Visit The New PubMed is Here for more information.

Sort by Publication Date and Reverse Sort Order

Use the Display Options menu (located under the gear button) to change how results are sorted. Sort options now include Publication Date in addition to Most Recent and Best Match. When sorting by Publication Date or Most Recent, use the ascending/descending button to show the newest or oldest results first. For more information, visit “Sorting your results” in the PubMed User Guide.

Customize number of items displayed per page

You can also use the Display Options menu to change the number of citations displayed per page:

1. Click the gear button in the upper right corner of the search results page
2. Select the number of citations to display per page: 10, 20, 50, 100, or 200

For more information, visit “Showing more results” in the PubMed User Guide.

Persistent display preferences

Changes to display preferences such as sort by, items per page, and filters will be active for subsequent searches until browser data and cookies are cleared. Display format defaults to Summary for each new search. For more information, visit “Enable Cookies” in Browser Advice for NCBI Web Pages.

Similar articles

You can now view and refine the complete set of similar articles for a citation. Use the “See all similar articles” link on a citation’s abstract page to display the similar articles as a new page of results. For more information, visit “Similar articles” in the PubMed User Guide.

Download Results by Year Timeline

Use the download button to create a CSV file of the Results by Year timeline. For more information about the Results by Year timeline, visit “Searching by date” in the PubMed User Guide.

For further details and illustrations, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. For more details on the features in the new PubMed, view the recorded webinar A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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