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New PubMed is Here!


The National Library of Medicine has just released a new version of PubMed, accessible from the PubMed home page. Both versions of PubMed will run side by side for the next couple of months, and you can always try the new interface and return to the old one until the final switch in early 2020.

Galter Library has created a new guide and will offer classes covering the new interface in 2020. In the meantime, here are a few highlights of how the new PubMed is different from the old.

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New Features: Abstract Snippets on the Results page

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New Features: Sidebar Menu

Still the same: Full text links
New & Improved: Cite  •  Share  •  Page navigation

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New Features: Cite

  • Citation in AMA, MLA, APA, and NLM formats
  • Copy citation text
  • Download .RIS (for EndNote and other reference management platforms)

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New Features: Previous & Next

  • At long last, you can now page through your PubMed results from the abstract screen
  • Hover for details of the previous or next citation

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It’s all on mobile, too!

Log in to My NCBI | Advanced search | Filters | Timeline | Sort order | Cite | Share | Publisher and PMC icons

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PubMed best practices have not changed

  • Looking for some good articles about a topic?
    • Enter your search terms into the search box
    • Be specific
    • No search tags or ANDs needed
    • Avoid quotation marks
    • Avoid truncation (*)
  • Looking for a specific, known article?
    • Let the citation sensor work for you
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  • In October new PubMed formally announced by NLM
  • In early 2020 new PubMed is the default
  • Both legacy and new PubMed run in parallel for several months
  • Legacy PubMed will be retired after that

Still to come

  • These tools will go to the new PubMed when it is the default:
    • Search from the MeSH database
    • Search from NLM Catalog
    • Clinical Queries
    • Single Citation Matcher
    • Batch Citation Matcher
  • My NCBI will direct to the new PubMed – saved searches, alerts will not need to be recreated.
  • A New PubMed API
  • And more…
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Updated: December 12th, 2019 12:40