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Good review of mobile apps for PubMed

The blog iMedicalApps took on the challenge of evaluating the various mobile applications for searching PubMed in detail, which took a whopping seven pages for the final report. The blog’s editors conclude: Of the reviewed apps, only two are worth considering, namely Pubmed Clip and Pubmed on Tap. Of these, Pubmed on Tap is the […]

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MeSH turns 50

MeSH, the NLM’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus, turns 50 in November. Watch the video cast by Robert Braude, PhD, on “The impact of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary on access to biomedical information.”

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PubMed and finding citations

Today’s NLM Technical Bulletin offers a tip for those trying to find a specific citation using PubMed searching. Built into its search engine is a “citation sensor” which can “recognize combinations of search terms that are characteristic of citation searching” and match them to citations. By entering the entire title of a citation you are […]

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New addition to PubMed Central International

In January, PubMed Central Canada was added to PMC International. As explained in the original bulletin: PMC Canada is the result of a three-way collaborative effort by the National Library of Medicine┬«, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the National Research Council’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI). Similar to United […]

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Big vendor restricts access

In the ongoing tug-o-war between open access and vendor-provided access, here is one of our leading librarians describing her struggles with one vendors successful attempt to limit access to an important resource: “Has EBSCO become the new evil empire?” The author, Meredith Farkas, is not just some librarian with a blog and a grudge. She […]

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Customize your PubMed search results

As of yesterday (3/16/10), users of PubMed have more options for customizing the display of their search results using MyNCBI. According to an editor’s note added to the March 12, 2010 technical bulletin: The current default in PubMed displays multiple items in the Summary format, 20 per page, and sorted by items recently added at […]

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