A good post from Alf at the HubLog (Click here).

I’m not sure if this is a new feature but it’ll be useful. In the past I’ve highlighted the issue of extra long URLs needed for PubMed and a solution from pmid.us (click here). Well it now appears that this shortened URL format is available directly from PubMed.

This means that the following citation:

Meats E, Brassey J, Heneghan C, Glasziou P.
Using the Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) database: how do clinicians really search?
J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Apr;95(2):156-63.
PMID: 17443248

can have this URL http://view.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17443248, previously it would have been http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17443248