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PubMed® Online and App Resources

Third party tools to access PubMed or the MEDLINE subset of PubMed

Check out the wide variety of alternative interfaces and access points to This is only a list of existing resources, no endorsement is offered or intended.

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Search Engines

(m) indicates a mobile-enabled interface.

  • Anne O'Tate
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BibliMed: a smart Medline interface
  • BioMedLib Search Engine
  • BioMedLib Review
  • BITOLA: Biomedical Discovery Support System. An interactive literature-based biomedical discovery support system
    Dimitar Hristovski and Borut Peterlin
  • BiolE: Extracting informative sentences from the biomedical literature.
    Divoli A, Attwood TK
  • EBIMed: offers an overview on associations between UniProt protein/gene names, GO annotations, drugs, and species
    European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Evidentista: Pan American Centers for Evidence-Based Dentistry
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • eTBLAST: a text-similarity-based search engine
  • Go3R: Semantic search to avoid animal experiments
  • Fable: Fast Automated Biomedical Literature Extraction
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • FASTA+: Finding Associated Concepts with Text Analysis
    National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester
  • GoPubMed: Searching is now sorted!
  • HubMed: PubMed rewired. An alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature database
  • LigerCat: Literature and Genomics Resource Catalogue
    Marine Biology Library Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • MedlineTrend: automated yearly statistics of PubMed results for any query
    Alexandra Dan Corlan
  • MEDSUM: The MEDLINE Summary Tool
    Mike Galsworthy, Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Ljubljana
  • MiSearch: Adaptive PubMed Search Tool
    University of Michigan
  • PMinstant: Search PubMed instantly
    Johnathan Bouman
  • POPLINE: Your connection to the world's reproductive health literature
    K4Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • PubAnatomy: Integrated Exploration of Biomedical Literature and Data
    Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan
  • PubAtlas: Association Explorer
    Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics
  • PubGet: Find papers fast
    Ramy Arnaout, Ian Connor, Ryan Jones
  • PubMed PubReMiner: Detailed analysis of PubMed Search results
    Jan Koster, Universiteit va Amsterdam
  • PubNet: Publication Network Graph Utility. A flexible system for visualizing literature-derived networks
    JSM Douglas, GT Montelione, M Gerstein
  • PubPeer: Search publications and join the conversation
    PubPeer, LLC
  • PubVenn: Visual PubMed Search
    Ed Sperr, MLIS
  • Quertle: Relationship-driven biomedical search
    JGeneDx; Ariadne
  • SLIM: Slider Interface for MEDLINE/PubMed searches
    National Library of Medicine
  • (m) Unbound MEDLINE
    Unbound Medicine
  • XplorMed
    Carolina Perez-Iratxeta, Peer Bork, Miguel A. Andrade
  • Yale MeSH Analyzer
    Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University.

Apps and Downloads

  • PubMed4Hh (PubMed for Handhelds)
    For iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
    National Library of Medicine
  • PubMed On Tap
    For iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
  • Unbound MEDLINE
    For iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android smartphone and tablet
    Unbound Medicine

Mobile Interfaces

See above for mobile-enabled search engines, indicated with (m).

Multilingual Resources

  • BabelMeSH: a collection of multi-language Search engines for MEDLINE/PubMed
    National Library of Medicine
  • MeSH Terms Lookup: Translate option available
    National Library of Medicine
  • PICO Linguist: searching MEDLINE/PubMed for PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) results
    National Library of Medicine
  • Non-English Guides to PubMed
    National Library of Medicine

Browser Add-ons

API and Related Information

To add to and update materials on this page, please contact Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator NN/LM-GMR. Email Holly .