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MEDLINE/PubMed Download FAQ

What is the MEDLINE/PubMed Baseline?

The baseline is a yearly snapshot of MEDLINE/PubMed data in XML format. For more information, see our documentation page.

What are the MEDLINE/PubMed update files?

NLM releases new and updated XML records on a daily basis. For more information, see our documentation page.

Are there any restrictions on use of MEDLINE/PubMed data?

See our Terms and Conditions page.

How do I find out about data elements in the MEDLINE/PubMed XML?

XML data elements are documented on our data elements page.

Where can I download the MeSH terminology?

MeSH can be downloaded from the Download MeSH Data page.

Where can I find a list of all journals cited in PubMed?

NLM produces a list of journals cited in PubMed. The list is updated daily.

Where can I find statistical reports on the baseline data?

NLM releases statistical reports on baseline data. Baseline records are produced in order by publication year. See this chart. for more information. The list is updated daily.

Last Reviewed: July 21, 2020