This article was written by Elaine Attridge and edited by Kimberley R. Barker.
You’ve heard that it was coming and, as of May 18th, it’s finally here: the new PubMed! On first glance, you will notice a new, modern interface; this is intentional as it makes PubMed easier to view on all mobile devices. But what else is different? Here’s the skinny on what new PubMed has to offer:
· Your search terms are highlighted in the displayed abstracts
· A graph prominently displays how often your term has been written about over the years so that you have a sense of how far back in the literature you should search
· The most relevant articles to your search are displayed first. This is called "best match". Best Match uses a state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm that is trained on aggregated user searches.
· You can easily connect to author-supplied data associated with an article if available
· Click on "Cite" to obtain a reference in AMA, APA, NLM, or MLA formats
· The "Share" feature seamlessly posts your citation to Facebook or Twitter, or provides a permanent link to the citation so that you can email it to others
· Automatic alerts can be created using a Google or eRA Commons account in addition to NCBI.
· PubMed is using the PubMed format (formerly known as “Medline”) for tagged output to reference management systems
Some Things Never Change
NCBI accounts remain unchanged which is good news for those who rely on this resource to save citations. For more savvy searchers, the advanced search is still available. Advanced search allows for search term building within specific fields such as Medical Subject headings (MeSH), the title/abstract, and more.
For More Information
To learn more, check out these resources:
PubMed Transition FAQ: https://support.nlm.nih.gov/knowledgebase/article/KA-05275/en-us
If you have specific questions, please email Elaine Attridge, Clinical Services Librarian: Elaine@virginia.edu
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