May 16, 2022

Research Tools: Advanced Search, History, and Search Details Now Available on PubMed Labs

From the National Library of Medicine Tech Bulletin:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is continuing to develop features on the PubMed Labs platform, and this new version of PubMed will eventually replace the current PubMed. See An Updated PubMed Is on Its Way for more information.

Advanced Search, including the Advanced Search Builder and History with search details, is now available in PubMed Labs.

The tools that are included with Advanced Search help users to:

  • search for terms in a specific field
  • combine searches and build large, complex search strings
  • see how each query was translated by PubMed
  • compare number of results for different queries

Additional functionality, such as the ability to save a search to My NCBI, will be added to the Advanced Search page in future updates. Please note, the layout and appearance of Advanced Search and other pages in PubMed Labs may change as updates and new features are introduced.

Read the Complete Update, Review Examples/Screenshots

About Gary Price

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.