Sometime within the next week or so, the PubMed interface will change over to what is the now the Preview site. To learn more about the changes, you can read the NLM Technical Bulletin or watch a 30 minute NLM webinar. You can also peruse the PubMed Basics guide, which was created for UNMC users. For in-person instruction, you can register for library PubMed classes, which are scheduled in November and December. You can also contact the Reference Desk (559-6221 or email@example.com) for one-on-one instruction and assistance.
Please note that during this preview (and perhaps after), NLM is making modifications to the new interface, in reaction to feedback provided by PubMed users. If you would like to provide feedback, please do so. The more voices that are heard regarding an issue, the more likely that modifications will be made. Feedback can be submitted through the PubMed Help Desk form.
There are a few major changes that will impact UNMC users. First, in order to utilize Limits, see your search History, or view search Details, you must be in the Advanced Search.
Second, RefWorks users should follow these steps in order to save files for RefWorks imports:
- After selecting citations or moving them into the Clipboard, click on the Send to link
- After a box with selections pops up, select File
- Once File is selected, a drop-down menu of Destinations will appear. Here, you can select the MEDLINE format
- Once MEDLINE is selected, click the Create File button (obstructed in the following image) and follow usual file-save procedures.
You will not see your citations in MEDLINE format, but they will be saved in the format, if selected. This change saves you a step!
As mentioned last week, changes are afoot with PubMed. A link to the new PubMed interface was just announced this morning. The old interface is still the default and it is unknown when the new interface will be out of its “preview” status, but to get yourself familiar with the changes, you can visit http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed.
Please note that the GetIt@UNMC button will only appear if you have visited PubMed recently and still have a cookie on your computer. Also, UNMC full-text links might only be accessible while you are on campus. All regular searching should be done through the PubMed link on the library’s home page. The preview link should only be used for testing purposes.
Check out some screenshots below. All of the normal features of PubMed are still available, but have been moved around and drop-down menus have been updated. Also, the default abstract view of a citation now includes links to the MeSH Headings assigned to the article and the UNMC holdings tab is now a link on the right-hand side of the screen.
The date has not been announced, but there is much talk that PubMed will be updating its interface soon. Already, you may have noticed the new Auto Suggest function when searching PubMed. Not much has been said lately, but earlier reports stated that the current interface would be available alongside the new interface, once it is debuted. For more information on the Auto Suggest feature and a look at the latest prototype of the new interface, see the latest NLM Technical Bulletin.
To help you search for Electronic Health Record (EHR) articles in PubMed, the National Library of Medicine has created a search string to either search alone or add to a specific topic.
A link to the query is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ehr.html and consists of the following search statement: Continue reading
A faculty development seminar titled “Locating, Collecting and Storing Literature Using PubMed” will be held Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in the Sorrell Center, Room 4053. Being able to effectively and efficiently search for meaningful literature is an important competency in academic health care settings. PubMed is an essential tool for locating relevant medical information on quality care, medical interventions, teaching and research. Teresa Hartman offers this session for faculty to explore approaches in searching PubMed for the greatest gains in the least time, maximizing success in research and scholarly activities. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Format an effective search statement to use in PubMed;
- Save collections and store search strategies to MyNCBI;
- Create a relevant email alert to cover a current research topic;
- Identify and utilize MeSH educational subheadings for effective searches using PubMed; and
- Access full-text literature sources through electronic means and through Interlibrary loan services.
Pre-registration is required. For UNMC faculty, there is no fee to attend this course (CIK 9821). Register online at unmc.edu/facdev or call 559-5929. A complimentary lunch for registered participants will be served at 11 a.m. with the course beginning shortly after. The registration deadline is June 8. For more information about faculty development programs contact Linda Love at 559-6192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PubMed Basics course will be held on the 8th floor of the library in the Wilson Training room:
- Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and
- Tuesday, March 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Whether you are a new PubMed user or want to improve your basic skills, this course will prepare you for effective searching for peer-reviewed journal articles. Topics include constructing effective citation searches and finding the articles through the McGoogan Library collection. This class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center personnel and students. If you enroll in, and attend any of these identical classes you will receive CME credit. Register online or by phone at 559-7075.
The process of linking to full text in PubMed via the library portal (www.unmc.edu/library – Medline/PubMed from the left menu) will become more streamlined in the upcoming weeks. There will be an icon on every abstract that says ‘GetIt@UNMC’. This icon will take users to all linking options for full text for that article. If there are no immediate options available, the form will link the user to a prepopulated interlibrary loan form where the article may be requested for document delievery (appropriate charges apply). The gray/red icons that state ‘UNMC Full Text’ and ‘UNMC Catalog’ will no longer be visible on the abstract, as their functionality is now rolled into the ‘GetIt@UNMC’ process. Please note that the holdings tabs at the top of a search results screen will remain the same. These tabs list ‘free full text’ ‘review articles’ and ‘UNMC Library Holdings’ and will take the user to a collection of abstracts within the search results that fall under their respective criteria.