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PubMed Redesign is Live

PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s free resource for searching millions of biomedical journal citations and abstracts, has undergone a significant facelift. The redesigned version is now live at

An NLM Technical Bulletin article details the changes, which include:

  • A more streamlined homepage
  • Elimination of the Limits, Preview/Index, History, and Details tabs (these functions are still available under Advanced Search)
  • Simplified Display options – Brief, Citation, and AbstractPlus views are no longer available, but MeSH headings, LinkOut, and other information can be displayed in Abstract view.

Separate NLM Technical Bulletin articles cover LinkOut in the PubMed redesign (information about URLs) and changes introduced during the preview period. Based on user suggestions, the Search Details box has been added to the results screen.

Here are some additional resources to help you with the transition:

  • The PubMed “Quick Tour” video tutorials have been updated to reflect the design changes.
  • Notes and a recording from NLM’s thirty minute webcasts about the redesign are available.
  • The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides printable, customizable tri-fold brochures about PubMed, MyNCBI, MeSH and other topics.
  • Librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library produced a “Where Has it Gone?” table to guide users who were familiar with the previous interface.

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