PubMed: New and improved

PubMed has gotten a makeover, giving users faster access to relevant biomedical research by improving usability and the search quality. The Medical Library will answer any questions you have about the changes.

Visual changes

The new version of PubMed comes with a new and cleaner design that also works well on smartphones and tablets.

  • Some menus and functions are located in new places on the web page.
  • The results list is automatically sorted by "Best match"
  • There is an option to sort the results list by choosing "Most recent"

All in all the new design is clearer and more user friendly. 

No changes to the content

There are no changes to the content of the database. This means that you will still find citations from MEDLINE indexed journals, journals and manuscripts deposited in PubMed Central (PMC), and NCBI Bookshelf.

If you already own an NCBI account, it carries over to the new version. This means that all your saved searches, e-mail alerts and collections will still be available. You can easily continue where you left off! 

Legacy PubMed

The old version of PubMed, Legacy PubMed, will still be available in parallel with the new version for some time going into 2020.

The Library offers help

Don’t hesitate to ask the library if you have any questions regarding the new PubMed interface, we are happy to offer our assistance!

Tags: Pubmed, Medline, search
Published Dec. 13, 2019 12:42 PM - Last modified Dec. 16, 2019 1:29 PM