May 22, 2022

New Search Syntax: Structured Abstracts Now Searchable in PubMed

From the PubMed Technical Bulletin:

A new PubMed search feature is now available that allows a search for structured abstracts in PubMed.

In a PubMed search box, type:


This search retrieves over two million citations. (Note: This search does not include citations with the status of publisher, i.e., publisher [sb].)

This structured abstract retrieval set is a subset of this search:


See Also: What is a Structured Abstract (via NLM)

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.