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PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics
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PubMed website request errors

This graph shows PubMed errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for PubMed and errors for their site.



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PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintain the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval. From 1971 to 1997, online access to the MEDLINE database had been primarily through institutional facilities, such as university libraries. PubMed, first released in January 1996, ushered in the era of private, free, home- and office-based MEDLINE searching. The PubMed system was offered free to the public starting in June 1997.

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