A New PubMed is Here

The National Library of Medicine is in the process of transitioning to a new version of PubMed. The legacy version of PubMed is still available. When you visit the legacy PubMed site, you’ll see a banner that says “Click here to try the New PubMed.”

We encourage you to visit the new PubMed to begin familiarizing yourself with its interface and features. The updated version of PubMed features enhanced search results, responsive design, and makes use of the latest web technologies and standards. 

new user guide answers many common questions about how best to use the new site. NLM has added links on the new PubMed homepage to many popular PubMed sites including the Advanced Search and the MeSH database.

Currently, the MSK Library Research Informationists are reviewing and evaluating the new PubMed in order to provide appropriate training to the MSK community, and to identify any potential issues the National Library of Medicine needs to address in terms of functionality. Stay tuned for a future blog post which will list new PubMed workshop dates/times.

In the meantime, if you have questions or need help with the new PubMed, please Ask Us! We can submit feedback to the National Library of Medicine on your behalf, or you can submit feedback yourself using the green Feedback button available on all PubMed pages.


Annual MSK Information Systems Toy, Coat and Food Drive Kicks Off This Week

The annual MSK Information Systems toy, coat and food drive kicks off this week. Collection boxes are available at the MSK Library (RRL 105) until Thursday, December 19. 

Other MSK collection locations include:

  • 633 3rd Avenue 2nd and 5th floors
  • Telecom area in Memorial Hospital (MB38)
  • Lyndhurst and Monmouth data centers.

Please participate in any way that you can. All collected items will be distributed to organizations in Queens, Long Island and New Jersey. Many families in our area are still in great need of many things during this holiday season. Last year, we provided food to some pantries that were fully depleted of reserves.

If you would like to participate, and would rather donate money, please see Cynthia Hutchinson (633/5th), Lisa Vreeland (MB38), Donna Gibson (RRL), Mercedes Vila (LDC/MDC) or Karmen Katz (633/2nd)—all money will be used to buy food for the drive.

All non-perishable food is welcome—please check the dates to make sure that all food is healthy and usable. Coats should be new, or used but in good, wearable condition. And finally, toys should be new and unwrapped.

Alternatively, please consider giving to a charity of your choice.

Thanks in advance for your thoughtful participation and a very Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to all!

Persistent Links in Databases

Sometimes you need to capture a link to an electronic resource to use later or to share with others. In this case, your best bet is to use the persistent link (i.e., permalink) which is a stable, fixed link that can be copied and then pasted in your browser’s address bar. Many databases provide persistent links to their records. A few examples are given below:

– In MSK Library’s OneSearch, first search for an item, then in the results list click on the ellipsis (…) in the upper right corner of the record. Next, click on the permalink (paper clip) icon, and copy the URL from the box that appears under the icon. You can also click on the item title and look for Export To > Permalink in the record window.

– In CINAHL (EBSCO), the permalink icon can be found on the right hand side of each record. In many subscription databases, such as EBSCO databases, this link can be used only when the user is on the subscribed institution IP network (on campus or VPN)  or using the library’s remote access.

-In other databases, such as PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, the URL for the individual record can be copied from the browser’s address bar. You can copy the individual record URL and the direct URL link to your search. In PubMed it’s easy to create your own permalink. Simply take the address (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) and add the article PubMed ID (PMID) to the end.

NOTE: Not every database will provide these features. You can always explore the possibility of capturing URLs either by looking for a persistent link (or permalink) or by trying to capture the record/search URL to see whether this link can be re-used.

Should you have any questions regarding persistent links, don’t hesitate to ASK US!