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Learn tips and tricks to searching in the New PubMed interface. Here we discuss the NEW changes to the interface, including language summaries that appear in the results, highlighted search terms in summaries, how to access data sets available with some articles, how citation and sharing have changed, and an FAQ page at the bottom.

For processes and content items that were in Legacy PubMed that have simply been UPDATED, please see the Updated Features & Changes page.

Search Results and Highlighted Terms

Results & Summaries

New PubMed now has two new functions that makes it easier for you to identify relevancy in your search results. 

Summaries

Search results will now be displayed with Plain Language Summaries, which are supplied by the publishers for each article.

Highlighted Results

Your search terms and terms that are relevant to your search terms will now appear highlighted in the summaries of each article. This is only available in the "Summary" view mode. The "Abstract" view mode still has the same functionality as Legacy PubMed, which only highlights exact or relevant terms in the article title only.Watch Video

Results - Summary Form- Relevant Term Highlight

 

Search Tutorials (New PubMed)

Associated Data

Associated Data

The new PubMed links to secondary source databanks such as ClinicalTrials.gov, GenBank, figshare, and Dryad if and when it is available for a given article.

Access these by selecting a result and navigating to the abstract page. On the right-hand side, there is a "Page Navigation" bar, at the bottom of which you will find a link to "Associate Data". Click this to view links.

You can sort for articles that have associated data by selecting it as a filter in the left-hand sidebar under "Article Attribute".

New PubMed - Associated Data Feature

 

 

Chen, Jessica. "New Features in PubMed Labs: email and Save Citations, Find Associated Data, and More. NLM Technical Bulletin. 2019 Jan-Feb." U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institues of Health, 29 Jan. 2019, 

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf19/jf19_pubmed_labs_new.html

Citations & Sharing

Citations

New PubMed offers a citation saving feature that supports AMA, MLA, APA, and NLM citation style formats, and it allows you to copy or download .ris files of any article.

Once you have found your desired articles, follow these instructions:

  • Select "Cite", located below the article summary
  • Select your desired format by clicking on "Format", which automatically formats to AMA
  • EITHER:
    • Select "Copy" and then paste where desired
    • Select "Download .RIS" to download a .ris file, which can be imported into a citation manager
    • Select the checkbox by the article title, then select the "Email" button at the top of the page beneath the search bar.

Sharing

The New PubMed interface allows users to share citations to Facebook or Twitter and to copy a permalink to share from the results page. 

Once you have found your desired articles, follow these instructions:

  • Select "Share" below the article summary
  • To share to social media, select either the Facebook or Twitter icon
  • To copy the permalink, either highlight and copy, or select the copy button. You may then paste in your desired location.

Share button and permalink copy button

What is a Permalink? Click here for more information

 

Chen, Jessica. "New Features in PubMed Labs: email and Save Citations, Find Associated Data, and More. NLM Technical Bulletin. 2019 Jan-Feb." U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institues of Health, 29 Jan. 2019, 

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf19/jf19_pubmed_labs_new.html

Mobile Friendly

Mobile Friendly

The New PubMed Interface is now mobile friendly! Use your phone when you are away from a computer to search for articles. 

FAQs

New PubMed reverts back to the Legacy interface on some tools/functions? Why is this?

The New PubMed is live, but it is not the default. This means that some functions and tools will not be available until the new interface is officially and fully released in Spring 2020. Due to this, you may find that you are automatically sent to a Legacy page.

NOTE: If you are sent to a Legacy page, this DOES NOT mean that this function or tool will not be available in the new version. It simply may not have been released yet. 

Also, if you find that PubMed links automatically connect you to New PubMed, clear your browser cache. This will allow you to directly access Legacy PubMed until Spring 2020 when New PubMed becomes the default.

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