As announced in a previous post, the new version of PubMed is now live and will be the default interface when you want to search the biomedical literature using PubMed. The legacy version of PubMed will run in parallel with the new interface for a short time and then will be retired. One of the driving factors for the re-design was to use responsive design to make PubMed easier to search using mobile devices. Remember to start from the Greenblatt Library’s home page to link to PubMed in order to activate the “FindIt@Augusta” button that then links to our full-text holdings.

New PubMed home page
The new PubMed home page

The new PubMed has a more modern interface and enhanced search results, including highlighted snippets that allow you to preview an abstract, as well as links to automatically format citations into four different styles (AMA, APA, MLA, and NLM). The new Best Match sort order uses machine-learning technology and a new relevance algorithm to retrieve results. Along with the new features, some of your former favorite features will remain, such as linking to related articles, saving search strategies for future use, and setting up alerts.

If you’d like to learn more about the new PubMed interface, you can contact your embedded librarian. You can also visit the PubMed User Guide and FAQs from the National Library of Medicine’s web site: