Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New PubMed

After years of careful planning, the National Library of Medicine has rolled out a new version of the PubMed health sciences research website.

If you use PubMed frequently, you likely have already encountered this website. It will become the default for KUMC this May, replacing the legacy version.

In addition to the modern interface and mobile-friendly design, new features include:

  • Powerful new search engine facilitates rapid retrieval of combined search terms
    • (‘ gene therapy nejm 2019’ retrieves articles published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2019 on gene therapy)
  • New search algorithm improves coverage of keyword synonyms and MeSH term mapping in basic search
    • (‘pancreas cancer’ also retrieves articles using other terminology, such as pancreatic cancer, pancreatic neoplasms) 
  • New and improved features in search results display
    • ( Advanced search, abstract snippets, downloadable search history, citing features in APA, MLA etc.) 
New PubMed simplifies exporting search results lists into a citation manager such as Endnote, and the new PubMed file format allows you to save more complete information about each citation you download.

Other popular features, including the MeSH database, search filters, My NCBI, and citation sharing are still available, but may be moved to a new location within the site.
Access to full-text content from Dykes Library will continue to be integrated into PubMed. Drag this PubMed link into your bookmarks toolbar to access content only available remotely after KUMC web authentication.

We are developing trainings and resources for you to use, and the National Library of Medicine has created excellent training content as well.
To learn more, view the PubMed transition FAQ, the new PubMed trainings or the new PubMed tip sheet

If you have questions, please contact us