Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
rutgers library logo dark

PubMed: Applying Filters

This guide helps users to learn how to use the new and updated PubMed and show them what the new features are and where to find some of the old features.

How to Apply Filters?

On your search results page, you may apply filters which are located on the left side of the screen to narrow your search. You may limit your results by: Year, Text Availability, Article Attribute, Article Type, Publication Date, Species, Language, Sex, Age, and so on. Only some are listed by default. You need to click Additional filters link to see more options to display them for selection. Below are a few common filters to apply:

Additional Filters:

Note: If you want to find articles published during a certain period of time, you may customize the publication date by searching in Advanced Search mode and choose Date - Publication  to specify your desired date range. This function used to be available in the Filters bar in legacy PubMed. See illustration below:

To learn more about how to apply filters, you may visit the PubMed User Guide on Filters at


© , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.