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Search Results Screen

Once you enter search terms and click Search or press the Enter key, PubMed will retrieve and display the results.

Let's take a quick look at how PubMed displays the results of the search:

  • The retrieved citations are displayed in the Summary format. This includes the author, title, and source information.
    Note: Retrieval of a single citation is displayed in Abstract format
  • Results are displayed in batches of 20.

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  • Filters create subsets of your results.
    • Use the sidebar Filters to apply filters, such as Free Full Text and Full Text, to your results.
    • Modify or create your own Filters in My NCBI by clicking Manage Filters
  • The Search details shows you how PubMed translated your search.
  • The right Discovery column may vary by search results and over time. It may include suggested searches, subsets of your search results, and links to related information in PubMed and other databases based on the results of your current search. Collapse any section by clicking the arrow.

This is how PubMed initially displays the retrieval. You can modify the display in various ways, including by changing your default settings using My NCBI Preferences.

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