PubMed Review: MLA 2008
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17.9 million records
Approx. 3 million PubMed searches daily
Approx. 400,000 Google referrals daily
Click on Send to Collections from any Results screen.
PubMed Central ID
The PMCID is a unique ID for articles in PubMed Central
Researchers must provide the PMCID for articles cited in grant applications, proposals and progress reports
The PMCID is now available at the bottom of the AbstractPlus display and on the MEDLINE display in PubMed.
Collaborators now appear in the Abstract, AbstractPlus and Citation displays. See the new Fact Sheet on Authorship in MEDLINE for information on when and how author information is included in MEDLINE.
The Collaborators display in the AbstractPlus format is expandable, to show all named collaborators.
Approx. 3.5 million AbstractPlus views daily (vs. 300K Abstract views)
10% of views of A+ result in a click on a related article link
Patient Drug Information on AbstractPlus
Patient Drug Information from MedMaster (also available in MedlinePlus) is now available on the AbstractPlus display when triggered by drug names in the title, abstract or MeSH.
Related Reviews on AbstractPlus
Review articles that appear in Related Articles are available in a separate display on AbstractPlus.
Advanced Search - Beta
A new beta version of an advanced search is now available to try. Follow the link to the right of the search box in PubMed.
Advanced Search – Beta (top)
This will be a tour of the Advanced Search page from top to bottom.
Advanced Search – Beta, Search box & History
The top of the screen shows a search box and the last 5 searches in History. Click More History to see earlier searches.
Advanced Search – Beta (cont’d)
The next part of the screen allows you to search by field.
Search by Author, Journal, Publication Date, and more
Use the expandable menu to select your desired field.
Search by Author, Journal, Publication Date and more
Select AND or OR. Add more search fields, if desired.
Auto-complete for Author & Journal
The autocomplete feature, familiar from the current Limits page and the Single Citation Matcher, is available for author and journal searches.
Browsing an Index
The icon to the right of each field search allows you to expand the index for the selected field.
The third section is the Limits section.
Limits (Advanced Search – Beta)
In the Advanced Search, you have the option to lock or unlock your Limits for future searches.
The last section of the Advanced Search page is the Index of Fields and Field Values
This is the same functionality as on the current Preview/Index tab.
Index: Select Multiple Terms
The Index section allows you to select multiple terms from the same index by using the CTRL button.
New Automatic Term Mapping
The MeSH and Journals components of ATM have been augmented to include “All Fields” searching.
Search: gene therapy
"gene therapy"[ MeSH Terms] OR gene therapy[Text Word]
"gene therapy"[ MeSH Terms] OR ("gene"[All Fields] AND "therapy"[All Fields]) OR "gene therapy"[All Fields]
Search: burns laryngoscope 2005
("burns"[ MeSH Terms] OR burns[Text Word]) AND (("laryngoscopes"[TIAB] NOT Medline[SB]) OR "laryngoscopes"[ MeSH Terms] OR laryngoscope[Text Word]) AND 2005[All Fields]
("burns"[ MeSH Terms] OR "burns"[All Fields]) AND ("laryngoscopes"[ MeSH Terms] OR "laryngoscopes"[All Fields] OR "laryngoscope"[All Fields]) AND 2005[All Fields]
New ATM: burns laryngoscope
The results show articles by author Burns in the journal Laryngoscope, published in 2005.
New ATM: Retrieves more!
Your retrieval will be larger.
gene therapy : 36K 90K
burns : 45K 59K
laryngoscope 2K 15K
cancer 2 million 2.1 million
(cancer subset = 4 million)
New ATM (cont’d)
Use Advanced Search to focus search by subject terms.
A new feature, the Citation Sensor, displays citations that match certain search patterns that look like specific citations (e.g., author, journal, year). They will be displayed at the top of your search results.
Diacritics now appear in all but the MEDLINE displays in PubMed.
The sidebar on the Summary display has been removed to leave room for related links to other resources.
Summary Display (cont’d)
Watch for changes and new features.
Some users with unsupported browsers are being pointed to this page for details on what systems we think are most compatible with PubMed.
- More flexibility with My NCBI.
- User name information will be recoverable.
- “My Bibliography” – a saved search and a collection designed to work together so authors can keep track of their publications including those recently published.
Last Reviewed: June 5, 2008