PubMed Changes Are Coming

The Scientific Library staff is here to help you navigate the changes coming to PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) free database of over 29 million citations for biomedical literature. A new version of PubMed will be released in early 2020. It will be more mobile friendly and will offer streamlined viewing options for search results. You can try it out now at PubMed Labs. Both the old and new versions of PubMed are expected to be available simultaneously for a short period. If you have questions about these changes, contact the Library. You can hear more about these changes at a webinar on December 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Full Text Icons in PubMed Ncif Full Text Icon

If you access PubMed from the Scientific Library’s website, you will have seen the full text icons (above) that link to subscribed content. The function of these icons will be changing on September 3, 2019. Now, these icons appear on all citations viewed in abstract format in PubMed when you use the PubMed links from the Library’s website. Clicking the icon will either link to the full text of an article, or if the title is not subscribed, to a pre-populated request form. This form will be submitted directly to Scientific Library staff, who will obtain a copy of the article from another library and email it at no charge to you. If you have any questions related to the upcoming PubMed changes, full text availability, or any of the Scientific Library’s resources or services, please contact the Library.

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