Publication TypeDatabase
Year of Publication1996
Date Accessed2012-06-03
PublisherU.S. National Library of Medicine
KeywordsDatabases, Bibliographic; Online; PubMed
AbstractPubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. PubMed was first released in January 1996 as an experimental database under the Entrez retrieval system with full access to MEDLINE®. The word "experimental" was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed.