PubMed Central Website (PMC) Has a Fresh Look: First Step in Ongoing Modernization Complete
From the National Library of Medicine:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce an update to the user interface of its PubMed Central (PMC) digital archive—a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal articles. PMC’s fresh look and feel is the first step in an ongoing effort to modernize PMC, create a more accessible user experience across NLM literature databases, and enhance the long-term stability of the PMC infrastructure.
The update, informed by user feedback, includes a reorganized homepage, easy-to-navigate help documentation, and streamlined article display. You will notice a similar look and feel between features in PMC and PubMed, NLM’s biomedical literature citation database. Article pages in the new design link to a new section in the PMC User Guide that shows how to access features in the new article page layout.
PMC houses more than 7 million full-text records, spanning several centuries of biomedical and life science research, and is used by more than 3 million users every day.
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What Has Changed?
Now when you visit PMC’s homepage, you will see:
- A redesigned and reorganized homepage
- Easy-to-navigate help documentation
- A similar look and feel between features in PMC and PubMed
- A streamlined article display
For now, the way you search on PMC and the display of the search results page will remain unchanged. In addition, users will have access to the classic view of the article for a few months as they adjust to the new site.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.