The new year includes a new PubMed. Don’t worry, it will continue to be the go-to biomedical database with over 30 million citations and growing daily. But gone is the clunky, 1990s-esque database look; in its place the National Library of Medicine promises a modern interface with intuitive search features and responsive design to improve the mobile experience.
Here’s a quick overview of some key features that you rely on for searching, as well as for saving and sharing your results:
- The default sort order of results is now Best Match. Best Match uses an algorithm based on several relevance factors. You can choose to toggle results to a Most Recent sort.
- Use the Results by Year graph to see trends in literature over time or to refine your search results by publication year.
- Use the filters along the left to meet your research needs.
- Save your search results to a file, email your results, or send your results to a clipboard. Please note: if you previously had an NCBI account, it will continue to work in the new PubMed (so if you previously saved searches and/or results–they will still be there!).
While Legacy PubMed is still currently available, it will eventually be retired (though no official end date has been announced). The St. Thomas Libraries encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new interface. For the best search experience, please remember to always access PubMed from the St. Thomas Libraries page.
In the meantime, if you have questions or need help with the new PubMed, please contact reference librarian Karen Brunner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The UST Libraries will be trialing the CINAHL Plus with Full-Text database through mid-March. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Plus with Full-Text is a comprehensive research database covering a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Content includes:
- More than 750 full-text journals
- Full-text coverage dating back to 1937
- Indexing for nearly 5,500 journals
- Evidence-based care sheets
For those of you that are avid PubMed users, CINAHL makes an awesome complement to your research. Click on CINAHL Plus with Full-Text to access the trial. Please send your comments to Karen Brunner at email@example.com.
During the month of February, the UST Libraries will be trialing the GeoScienceWorld (GSW) eBook Collections. The UST Libraries already have a subscription to the GeoScienceWorld database and GSWorld eBooks would be an add-on to that platform. The platform is cross-searchable, allowing users to search eBooks, all 46 journals on the GSW platform, and nearly four million GeoRef records simultaneously.
GSW eBooks are from 10 respected publishers in the geosicences, including the Geology Society of America. Other features include:
- Responsive design for easy reading on any mobile device
- Unlimited access and downloading
- Downloadable, DRM-free PDF chapters
- Downloadable images
- Ability to view larger versions of images
Please try out this database and give us your comments. Click on GeoScienceWorld (GSW) eBook Collections to access the trial site.
This trial runs through February 28, 2019. Please send your comments to Karen Brunner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the month of October, the UST Libraries will be trialing the innovative video database JoVE Science Education: Chemistry. JoVE Science Education: Chemistry is a database dedicated to providing simple, easy to understand videos that demonstrate key concepts and laboratory techniques. This trial includes access to the following six collections:
Please send your comments on this resource to Karen Brunner (email@example.com).