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November 04, 2010 [posted]
November 18, 2010 [Editor's note added]

Comings and Goings for PubMed® Limits

[Editor's note added November 18, 2010: These changes were implemented in PubMed on November 17, 2010.]

The following changes will be made to the PubMed Limits screen in November 2010.


Two subsets will be added:

Dietary Supplements: This subject subset was announced in the recent article, Dietary Supplements — A New PubMed® Subset.
Veterinary Science: This subject subset was added to the Special Queries page in 2007 (see Veterinary Search Added to PubMed® Special Queries). The strategy was originally called Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health.

The Space Life Sciences and PubMed Central® subsets will be removed from Limits; however, they will still be available for direct searching using space [sb] and pubmed pmc [sb] respectively. They will also remain available as My NCBI filters for PubMed.

At the same time, the labels on the subsets menu (Journal Groups, Topics, and More Subsets) will be removed and the subsets will be listed in alphabetical order.

Publication Types

Two new Publication Types will be added to the Limits menu, Type of Article, in preparation for changes to MeSH® vocabulary for 2011 (see upcoming article: What's New for 2011 MeSH).

Header change

The header over the selections Male and Female will change from “Gender” to "Sex."

By Annette M. Nahin
MEDLARS Management Section

Nahin AM. Comings and Goings for PubMed® Limits. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e5.

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