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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2019

PubMed Reimagined

PubMed ReimaginedPubMed is being reimagined! The National Library of Medicine is nearing the final stages of a redesign and continues to add additional features to PubMed. The latest version of the redesign is available for use now via PubMed Labs.

PubMed Labs is currently configured to provide you with full-text access to Himmelfarb Library’s collection via Find It @ Himmelfarb links. As with the current PubMed interface, Find It @ Himmelfarb links are designed to deliver a PDF to you immediately if possible, and to display other full-text options and a link to Himmelfarb’s Documents2Go service. Himmelfarb Library’s customized search filters are not currently available via PubMed Labs but this feature is coming soon.

Explore PubMed Labs to see how the updated interface works and take note of these features:

A new search algorithm ‘Best Match’ uses machine learning to locate the most relevant matches for your search terms. The algorithm is based on a ranking model derived from PubMed search logs.

A mobile-optimized design means that you’ll have a consistent search experience whether you access PubMed via your phone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.

Article snippets which reflect your search terms will display as part of your search results to allow you to better gauge the relevance of the article to your needs.

PubMed’s redesign will be completed in the next few weeks and is anticipated to launch near the end of September. During a change over period, users will have the ability to switch between the classic and revamped versions of PubMed. As exact dates for the switchover become available, we’ll announce them on Himmelfarb’s blog so check there for additional information on PubMed’s new interface!

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