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Announcing the New PubMed

On May 18th, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is officially replacing the old PubMed database with a newly re-designed version. After the 18th, the new PubMed will be the default. What does this mean for you?

Some of the changes between legacy PubMed and new PubMed include:

  • A more modern-looking search interface
  • Mobile device adaptability
  • Scrolling search results

NLM will continue to run the legacy system in parallel for a short period of time after the new PubMed becomes the default. During this time, both sites will continue to receive updates to citation data. The legacy PubMed site will eventually be retired, announced via banners on the legacy site.

Most of the search features you use in the legacy version of PubMed are found in the newer version (e.g., MeSH headings, advanced search building, single citation matcher, etc.), but may be found under different menus or in different areas of the website. Some of the functions and look of the new PubMed may change as the NLM continues to receive user feedback.

For more information on searching PubMed, check out our LibGuide: http://med.cornell.libguides.com/pubmedandovidmedline . If you have any questions, ask us! infodesk@med.cornell.edu. The Library will be offering remote instructional sessions to help with this transition.

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