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 June 30, 2000 [posted]
Appendix A

 2000 Update Schedule for MEDLINE on PubMed and Internet Grateful Med (IGM): August through December Entry Months


elow is the update schedule for MEDLINE on PubMed and Internet Grateful Med (IGM) for the remainder of the 2000 indexing year.

  • In-process citations are added daily, Tuesday-Saturday. In-process citations are supplied electronically by publishers or are scanned and converted by optical character recognition, or are keyboarded in preparation for indexing.

  • Completed MEDLINE citations are added weekly, and are typically available by noon (U.S. Eastern time) each Saturday. Completed HealthSTAR citations are added to PubMed monthly, several days after the final weekly update of each MEDLINE Entry Month. Completed MEDLINE citations contain MeSH Heading, Publication Type and other information added during the indexing process, and have undergone further quality control. Searchers should note that completed MEDLINE citations are rarely new to PubMed, but rather, they replace existing citations in PubMed that are tagged "MEDLINE citation in process."

  • MEDLINE citations in the Update Schedule are organized by Entry Month, which refers to the monthly issue of the hard copy Index Medicus in which they will be printed. MEDLINE Entry Month is not directly searchable in PubMed. For techniques on how to limit to citations recently added, see the May-June 1999 NLM Technical Bulletin article, Converting SDI searches to PubMed. As this article explains, running a search in PubMed and limiting the Entrez Date to the last 30 days does not equate to the date range of the SDILINE file.

    The last paragraph of this article discusses the proposed PubMed "Cubby" service that will offer a SDI-like capability. This new service is still under development although tentative plans call for an additional date field that will change when a PREMEDLINE record is elevated with MeSH Headings to MEDLINE.
NOTE: This schedule is only the remainder of the 2000 indexing year. The schedule for 200001 (EM) through 20007 (EM) can be found in the November-December 1999 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.
Entry Month Updated MEDLINE Available On or After
200008 Part 1June 3
Part 2June 10
Part 3June 17
Part 4June 24*
200009Part 1July 1
Part 2July 8
Part 3July 15
Part 4July 22
Part 5July 29*
200010Part 1Aug 5
Part 2Aug 12
Part 3Aug 19
Part 4Aug 26*
200011Part 1Sep 2
Part 2Sep 9
Part 3Sep 16
Part 4Sep 23*
200012 Part 1Sep 30
Part 2Oct 7
Part 3Oct 14
Part 4Oct 21*

*Generally, completed citations from Special List Health and Special List Technology Assesment (unique HealthSTAR journal citations) are available also.

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2000 Update Schedule for MEDLINE on PubMed and Internet Grateful Med (IGM): August through December Entry Months. NLM Tech Bull. 2000 May-Jun;(314):Appendix A.


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