wo PubMed functions and
an optional change for the Links menu have changed. The following descriptions
explain how these work.
The new Select Page function uses links for Previous and Next page display. To move to a non-adjacent page, enter the
desired page number and then press the Page button to move there. (See Figure 1.)
The Order, Clip Add/Clip Remove, Text, and Save buttons have been replaced by selections
under a new "Send to" menu. (See Figure 2.) The File function replaces Save and continues to
create a file of citations in text format. Unless individual records are
selected, the Text and Order selections continue to process only those
records displayed on the page, whereas the Clipboard and File selections
process all resulting records (see Help, re: the limits for these). After making your selection on the menu, click on Send to.
A change to PubMed's URL makes it possible to alter the way the Links feature is displayed.
of the following to the end of PubMed's URL:(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi):
?linkbar=popup: Opens a small window with link selections
?linkbar=menu: Links display as menu.
- This cannot be used with the alias URL of pubmed.gov.
- Users who prefer to always use a non-default Links menu may want to bookmark the new altered URL.
By Annette M. Nahin
MEDLARS Management Section
Nahin AM. Page Selection, Send to, and Links: Changes to PubMed®. NLM Tech Bull. 2002 Nov-Dec;(329):e7.