Apr 3, 2009

Simple Pubmed Searches

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. The search volumes at Pubmed are enormous!!

Many people i know do not derive the full benefits of that LARGE library - Pubmed. Most stop at simple article searches and then get lost in the thousands of results which pop up. The few who go for advanced search tend to stop at one or maximum two attributes. It has always been a bit hard to master the Pubmed maze. So now Pubmed has come up with a new improved design for its search Function.

Video by Melissa Rethlefsen, Librarian, LRC - Mayo Medical School

PubMed’s new Advanced Search screen is designed to replace the current tabs in PubMed (Limits, History, Index, etc.) and the Single Citation Matcher.Its more intutive and all the attributes are listed on one page to help you choose easily. I found it better than before. Take a look.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting changes. But I wonder if it wouldn't have been better to have all the advanced search features on the same page as the search results so that you could iterate the query without having to switch back and forth.