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Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category

Medical questions: MEDLINE has answers

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Take a walk down memory lane (all the way back to 1998) and watch a 40 second video of Dr. Michael DeBakey (world renowned heart surgeon) in a public service announcement about access to MEDLINE. Notice the PubMed interface which became available to the public in 1996.

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Watch the short video here:

 http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/vplayer?pid=nlm:nlmuid-101566950-vid

Social Media Icons in PubMed Abstract Display

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Social Media Icons

Training Materials for PubMed, MeSH, My NCBI, and LinkOut

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Do you teach others about PubMed? Did you know that the National Library of Medicine has a resource page of PubMed instructional materials? The next time you’re building a class or helping a user, instead of reinventing the wheel (or the tutorial), check to see if one already exists. The resources on this page include pamphlets, handouts, slides, and videos and can be reused and adapted for your own training.

Screen capture table of MeSH materials on linked PubMed Instructional materials page

Have an idea for a different topic or format? You can contact NLM (see the link on the above website) or the NTC.

Displaying Author Information

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Here’s a quick tip how to have author affiliation information in PubMed open or closed by default when signed in to your My NCBI account.

 

PubMed: E-mail Alerts for Articles from your Favorite Journals

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Watch this short video to learn how to setup alerts from journals of your choice in PubMed.

Sharing a PubMed Collection

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Your My NCBI account not only allows you to create a collection of citations, but you can share them too. Students may want to do this while working on a project together or maybe you’ve been asked to do a literature search and you want an easy way to share the results.

Watch a 2 minute video from the National Library of Medicine on how to share a collection or follow the link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/viewlet/myncbi/sharing_collections.html

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) combines human NLM Index Section expertise and Natural Language Processing technology to curate the biomedical literature more efficiently and consistently.

MeSH on Demand identifies MeSH Terms in your text using the NLM MTI program. After processing, MeSH on Demand returns a list of MeSH Terms relevant to your text.

MeSH on Demand

Read the NLM Technical Bulletin article about MeSH on Demand: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mesh_on_demand.html

Try MeSH on Demand: http://ii.nlm.nih.gov/Interactive/MeSHonDemand.shtml

History of MTI: http://ii.nlm.nih.gov/MTI/history.shtml

Read more about MTI: http://ii.nlm.nih.gov/Publications/Papers/MTI_System_Description_Expanded_2013_Accessible.pdf

Create a Custom Filter

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Setting up a filter from within your My NCBI account can be useful when you want to keep certain options available all the time. In the image below, I am signed into My NCBI and I searched for cystic fibrosis. Notice the filters that display on the right side of the screen. These are all the filters that I previously chose to display…no matter what. The number of results are displayed next to each filter even when there are no results, as with the Arabic filter in the image.

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Using your My NCBI account, you can take this one step further and create a custom filter that will always display on the right side when you are logged into your account.

Watch this short video to learn how to create a custom filter.

Use MeSH to Build and Focus a Search in PubMed

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Watch how to build and focus a PubMed search by using the MeSH database.


Build a Set of Journals to Search in PubMed

Monday, March 17th, 2014

You can use the NLM Catalog to create a set of journals to develop a PubMed search. Watch the short video.