PubMed Interface Updates

PubMed has introduced several new changes in its search interface to improve usability. The new features include:

  • a new Limits page, and additional limits for dates and search field tags;
  • link to Clipboard on the homepage, when in use; and
  • a streamlined Advanced Search page.

New PubMed Limits Page and Options

The Limits page is now available from a link above the search box on all PubMed pages, including the PubMed homepage.   The Limits page includes limit selections previously available on the Advanced search page as well as new limits for dates and search field tags. 

Limit link

Limit options

Once limits are selected, subsequent searches will include the selections until they are removed.   Note that limits are not activated for Related Article results; however, limits will be retained for searches that are run after displaying Related Article results. The search box on the Limits page retains the search from other PubMed pages. 

The “Limits Activated” message has moved from the discovery area on the right to display more prominently.  The Remove link will deactivate selections for the current and subsequent searches.

Limits displayed

Use JEFFLINE’s link to PubMed for maximum features and customizations for Jeffersonians.

Source: NLM Technical Bulletin – read the full notice.