I've just heard that there is something wrong with the blog link that I gave earlier.  Maybe just a short-lived problem (it was working yesterday), but in case someone has the time to check it out now, I've uploaded the installer file to my Google account for anyone to download.  (It has been through a virus checking program, so no virus worries). 

If you would like to see a sample document, I've shared that too. 

Sorry about the confusion.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jenny Pierce [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:59 PM
To: Heskett, Karen
Subject: RE: PubMed 2 Excel

This link doesn't work for me.  I keep clicking and being told there is nothing there?

Take care
Jenny Pierce, MS
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Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:54 PM
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Subject: PubMed 2 Excel

Hi All,

Since I have seen the discussion about PubMed results in Excel before, I thought I would share this nifty new tool I recently found.  Pubmed2EL (details at  For those who haven't yet used PubMed's Send To option for a CSV file, it is a nice new addition, however, it does not include article abstracts which is what my patron wanted.  I found this open source (free) tool that takes a PubMed XML file and turns it into a spreadsheet file with article abstracts.  For those savvy enough to play with the XML, further customization is possible, but the default file is very helpful as it is.

FWIW - hopefully for those who might need it.


Karen Heskett
Instruction Coordinator & Cancer Center Liaison UCSD Biomedical Library
9500 Gilman Dr.  0699
La Jolla, CA   92093
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