The New PubMed is Here

New PubMed is now the default. For those needing to finish a project, the National Library of Medicine is providing access to the legacy interface for a limited time. Please continue to submit feedback using the button on their site. Contact Scott Memorial Library for help at AskaLibrarian.

Take advantage of new features including:

  • Mobile friendly – Truly responsive design for a better mobile experience. Half of their users were already coming from mobile.
  • Quick cite – Cite feature to easily copy and paste a full citation in one of 4 styles, including AMA and APA.
  • Prev/Next buttons – Browse through results without needing to hit the back button and picking the next one off the results list.
  • Improved citation sensors – You should be able to more reliably copy and paste full citations into PubMed. Useful when you’re trying to pull full text from another paper’s reference list.
  • Enhanced synonymy – Type Parkinson’s, and it will search for Parkinsons, Parkinsonian, etc. It also provides better coverage of British and American variations. Caveat: check search details on the Advanced Search page to verify the variations are relevant.
  • Unlimited truncation – Systematic Reviewers will love unlimited truncation! It’s no longer limited to the first 600 variations when using the asterisks (*) with four or more initial characters, e.g., vacc* for vaccinates, vaccination, etc
  • Improved Best Match (ML) – The default sort order is “best match.” If you’re doing a systematic review, turn that off. It’s a machine-learning algorithm so it can change over time and is therefore not reproducible. Don’t use it for systematic reviews!