PubMed is undergoing a redesign, and you can see the new look on PubMed’s preview page. The goals of the redesign, according to the National Library of Medicine, are “to make PubMed easier to use, simplify the interface, refresh the look, better organize the text on the screen, and promote scientific discovery.”
If you test-drive the new PubMed from the preview page, you’ll find that the results page is similar to what you’re used to seeing. Some older display formats will be retired. The Advanced Search (which is already available in the old PubMed) gives you more options for limiting searches. Other useful features, most of which have always been available, will be more visible to users. You can find detailed information on the changes in the September 30th issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.
The new PubMed will go live soon. Those of you who have saved searches in PubMed don’t need to worry, as these won’t be affected by the changes.
We did notice that there were some minor display issues when viewing the new PubMed in the Firefox browser, but these go away when you use Internet Explorer.
If you have any questions about using PubMed, or if you’d like some instruction on how to use it more efficiently, or would like to know more about the new interface, contact us here at the library, at 918-660-3220.