New PubMed interface

December 1st, 2009 by Brian Lym

If you are a PubMed user, you might have discovered that the interface has completely changed–it’s streamlined and simpler.  The change happened a few weeks ago.  If you prefer the old way of searching–which is not so attractive, but is very  functional  go to Advanced Search.   For tips on using the new interface,  check out this quick comparison of the old and new interfaces  from the University of Washington.  The National Library of Medicine is also  is updating its tutorials to reflect the new version.

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2 Responses to “New PubMed interface”

  1. John Carey Says:

    I’m still getting used to the redesign, but so far my main criticism would be that they missed the chance to add some sort of direct export function for sending results to RefWorks–you still have to save results first as a text file, just like before (although it looks like they have eliminated a couple of the steps involved). Maybe they just expect users to “quick search” PubMed from within RefWorks?

  2. Brian Lym Says:

    Exactly! It would be a great convenience to those who are also trying to do a direct to Endnote export. Am still not convinced that the change was totally for the better. But it’s “googlized”….

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