Structured Abstracts

NLM Research

NLM research on data pulled from the 2007 MEDLINE Baseline provided the foundation for implementing changes to the MEDLINE abstract format in 2011. The 1,335 structured abstract labels research dataset from this study is available from the Downloads page.

  • Ripple AM, Mork JG, Rozier JM, Knecht LS. Structured Abstracts in MEDLINE: Twenty-five Years Later. 2012:   (400 kb)
  • Ripple AM, Mork JG, Knecht LS, Humphreys BL. A retrospective cohort study of structured abstracts in MEDLINE, 1992-2006. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Apr;99(2):160-3.
    PubMed PMID: 21464855
    PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3066587
  • Harbourt AM, Knecht LS, Humphreys BL. Structured abstracts in MEDLINE, 1989-1991. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995 Apr;83(2):190-5.
    PubMed PMID: 7599584
    PubMed Central PMCID: PMC226026