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List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2017 Available in XML

Baldinger E. List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2017 Available in XML. NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Nov-Dec;(413):e7.

2016 December 15 [posted]

The List of Serials Indexed for Online Users (LSIOU), 2017 edition, is now available in XML format. The 2017 edition contains 15,017 serial titles, including 5,636 titles currently indexed for MEDLINE as well as titles indexed over time that have ceased or changed titles. The titles are listed alphabetically by the journal title abbreviation.

Changes to NLM Serials DTD

There are several changes to the 2017 Serials DTD to introduce new elements or attributes for internal processing at NLM. The changes are itemized in the Revisions Notes Section near the top of the DTD.

MEDLINE Journal List Searching Tips

  1. Tailored lists of indexed journals may be generated from the NLM Catalog. While the XML version of the LSIOU is a snapshot in time, the results of a search in the NLM Catalog provide a "real time" list for the LSIOU.
    • For a "real time" list for the LSIOU enter reportedmedline in the search box and click "Search".
    • For a list of only the currently indexed MEDLINE journals enter currentlyindexed in the search box and click "Search."
  2. Display and sort formats are selected from the results page:
    • From the Summary pull-down choose a display format (for example, the Full display).
    • From the 20 per page pull-down choose the number of records per page (for example, 50 or 200).
    • From Sort by Title pull-down choose an appropriate sort (for example, Title or Title Abbreviation).
  3. To save the entire list as one document:
    • On the "Send to" pull-down, choose "File" as the destination, choose a format and sort order, and then click "Create File." Click "Save" in the File Download pop-up box. Provide your directory location and desired file name.

Additional information about journals indexed for MEDLINE can be found via the links from the MEDLINE/PubMed Resources Web page. This page includes a link to Journals Recently Accepted by NLM for Inclusion in MEDLINE, a list of titles selected by the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) that meets three times per year in February, June, and October. Results from those meetings appear online about six weeks after each meeting, both on the Web page and in the NLM Catalog.

For additional details about searching the NLM Catalog, see NLM Catalog Quick Tours and Searching for Journals in the NLM Catalog.

By Esther Baldinger
Library Technology Services Section

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