Happy New Year’s? NCBI & Pubmed are Changing!

The Pubmed homepage as of December 2012.

The Pubmed homepage as of December 2012.

Actually, it isn’t so much that National Institute of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Pubmed are changing as that you might need to change what browser you use to access them. As of January 1, 2013, NCBI will no longer support Internet Explorer version 7 or Firefox version 3. More information is available at the NCBI information page on supported browsers.

Browser Advice for NCBI Web Pages: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/browsers
Screenshot of  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/browsers

If you aren’t sure if your browser needs to be updated, you might want to check with your technical support staff. If you are in UMHS, that would be MCIT; if you are in the Medical School, that would be MSIS/MSAIS.

University of Michigan. Medical Center Information Technology: http://www.med.umich.edu/mcit/

University of Michigan. Medical School Application and Information Services (MSAIS): https://www.umms.med.umich.edu/msis/home/index.php

Aside from the all-important Pubmed, other databases effected may include other popular resources, such as NCBI Bookshelf, PubMed Central, PubMed Health, BLAST, Nucleotide, Genome, SNP, Gene, Protein, and PubChem. Please check this complete list of NCBI’s resources impacted by this change.

NCBI Resource List: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/sitemap/

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