April 05, 2010
April 08, 2010
[Editor's note added]
Book Citations Added to PubMed
and Changes to Displays
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[Editor's note: These changes were implemented in PubMed on April 6, 2010.]
PubMed will soon be enhanced to begin including citations for a subset of books available on the NCBI Bookshelf.The first books to be added are,
Essentials of Glycobiology
. A citation will be included for both thebook and each chapter or section of the book.
Summary Display Changes
In order to accommodate the book and book chapter citations, the PubMed Summary display will also be modified.PubMed citations may include one of the set of labels and links outlined below. The
link will also berenamed to
.New copper-colored labels (Books & Documents, Free PMC Article, and Free Article) provide users with a quick andeasy way to scan the Summary display to find text that is freely available. The blue Free text links display for PubMedCentral articles and Bookshelf items (seeFigure 1) and, when clicked, open a new browser page with full text. WhenFree Article is displayed, use the title link to the Abstract format to find a publisher icon link to full text.
Summary Label and Links
Book or book chapters:PubMed Central articles:Articles available for free:The Abstract display for Bookshelf items will include an icon link to the book or chapter, an excerpt if available, as wellas links that go to the specific sections within the book text (seeFigure 2). Note: The section link names are not partof the MEDLINE
display format and are not searchable.
Figure 1: PubMed Summary display.