A tool for browsing 40 years of medical literature contained in the MEDLINE database, by exploring links between related articles.



Enter your search terms into the box below, then press Go!

This will launch PubMed Browser, containing your search terms in the central node, with links to the first 10 search results in the surrounding nodes.

Double-clicking on one of the surrounding nodes will expand the graph to include the first 10 related articles.

Double-clicking on the central node will retrieve the next 10 search results for your search terms (but you'll have to switch 'show first' to 'all' to be able to see them).

Clicking on the 'inf' icon above each node will display a hint window containing the title, abstract and citation details, as well as a link to HubMed for extra information and external links.


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The TouchGraph applet works well using all common browsers for Windows. Safari is recommended for Mac OS X.

Requires Java 1.3+, which will be automatically downloaded and installed if necessary. To install JRE 1.4 manually, go here.

The applet is not currently working on Classic Mac OS, due to the lack of Java 1.3.

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Library Techlog: "good for the kind of serendipity that comes from browsing library shelves."

Gene Delivery: "PUBMED ON ACID. A fascinating tool which lets you explore the relationships between articles using a web based graphical interface."

Starting Points



Alex Shapiro/ TouchGraph LLC: Java coding for TG_RSL_Browser applet.

Entrez Utilities at NCBI: Citation and related articles data.

Alf Eaton: TouchGraph output for feeding the PubMed browser.

See also

PubMed Collaboration Browser

PubMed Visual Net at antarcti.ca

XplorMed at EMBL

TextQuest (paper) at EBI

pm2mail by WADN

PubCrawler at Trinity College, Dublin