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Updated Features Available for the “New” PubMed!

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 Posted in: NLM Products, PubMed

Several new features have been added to the new PubMed, including an updated homepage, an online user guide, the CSV file format, My NCBI Filters, My Bibliography and Collections, and search integration with the MeSH and NLM Catalog databases. The National Library of Medicine continues to develop features on the PubMed Labs platform, and this new version of PubMed will eventually replace the legacy PubMed. Visit An Updated PubMed Is on Its Way for more information.

  • Homepage and User Guide: An updated homepage includes links to many popular sites including E-utilities, Advanced search, and the MeSH database. A link has also been added to the recently published FAQs and User Guide.
  • CSV File Format: The save citation to file feature was updated to include a CSV format.
  • My NCBI Features: My NCBI filters now display above the “Results by Year” timeline for signed in users that have activated filters. Collections and My Bibliography selections were added to the send to action menu. A “Create alert” link is also available after running a search to create My NCBI automatic email updates for saved searches.
  • MeSH and NLM Catalog: Search integration has been added to the NLM Catalog for journal title abbreviations on the Abstract display format. Search integration has also been added to the MeSH database for MeSH terms, Publication Types, and other terms appearing on the Abstract display format.

When the new PubMed becomes the default site, searches built in the MeSH database will be routed to the new site. In the meantime, copy and paste your query from the MeSH database to try it in the new PubMed. For further details and illustrations, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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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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