Searching PubMed today, I thought I might be going a bit nutty because something looked odd about the results screen. The formerly persistent left menu bar was gone! You know, the one with links to single citation matcher, the MeSH database, the journals database, clinical queries, etc. It now shows up only on the PubMed home page. I checked the NLM Technical Bulletin, which had this not-very-illuminating explanation,
NLM® is introducing new PubMed searching and display changes in the coming weeks. To begin with, the blue sidebar menu is being removed from the Summary results screens to provide space for forthcoming features. Users will be able to access the sidebar from the PubMed homepage.
So, we shall have to see what future changes are afoot in PubMed. Stay tuned.
MarthaPosted by biomedref at April 15, 2008 02:08 PM