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Send to Clipboard

The Clipboard lets you temporarily collect selected citations for later action. The Clipboard is different from Collections because the contents of the Clipboard will be deleted after 8 hours of inactivity. If you want to save Clipboard items indefinitely, use Send to Collections.

Click the Steps to run the demonstration.

To add citations to the Clipboard:

  • : Click on the check box to the left of the citation.
  • : Select Clipboard from the Send To menu.
  • : Click Add to Clipboard.

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Remove citations from the Clipboard as follows:

  • Open the Clipboard, click Remove from clipboard next to the item, or select the item(s), and click Remove selected items
  • To empty the Clipboard, select Remove all items

Notice that:

  • Once a citation been added to the Clipboard:
    • A note appears below it in your search results:
    • A link to the Clipboard appears in the right column.
    • A link to the Clipboard appears on the PubMed home page.
  • The Clipboard can collect up to 500 citations.
  • If you Send to Clipboard without making selections, PubMed will add the entire retrieval (up to 500 citations) to the clipboard.
  • The Clipboard will be lost after 8 hours of inactivity.

Note: Citations on the Clipboard may be incorporated into a search statement using #0. For example, limit the items on the Clipboard to English language citations using the following search:

#0 AND english [la]

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