The New PubMed is Here

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is replacing the current version of PubMed with a newly re-designed version which will become the default in spring 2020. Try the new PubMed  now (link customized for the Danforth Campus).

Some of the big changes between legacy PubMed and new PubMed include:

  • A more modern-looking search interface
  • Mobile device adaptability: it should be easier to search PubMed from your phone or tablet
  • Citation creation tools: formats citations for an article in AMA, MLA, APA, or NLM style
  • Scrolling search results


Most of the search features you use in the legacy version of PubMed are found in the newer version (e.g. MeSH headings, advanced search building, single citation matcher, etc.), but may be found under different menus or in different areas of the website. Some of the functions and look of the new PubMed may change as the NLM continues to receive user feedback, however NLM will ultimately replace the legacy version.

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About the author

Melissa Vetter is the Biology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) librarian at Olin Library, part of the University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis.