Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category
Do you miss viewing the PubMed Citation Status tag while in the Summary View? The Citation Status tag tells us which step in the indexing process a particular citation is in and whether or not we can expect to find MeSH terms applied to the citation, now or in the future.
Here is a short video by NLM on how to use your MyNCBI account to add a right-side filter.
You knew them as Save Search, RSS and Related Citations. The names have been changed, but the functionality is the same.
The NTC and NLM will be offering PubMed for Trainers 10 times between now and April 30, 2016.
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class. The class is worth 13 MLA CE credits.
Boston, MA August 5-25, 2015 (Waiting List Only)
New York, NY August 5-27, 2015 (Registration closed)
Seattle, WA October 22-November 10, 2015 (Registration closed)
PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:
- Fill gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
- Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
- Discover what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
- Improve your PubMed search technique.
- Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
We hope to see you there!!
Did you know that you can view our tutorials and recordings at any time that’s convenient for you? If you have a few extra minutes, check out one of our self-paced tutorials or recorded webinars to learn something new or brush up on one of your most-used resources. Here are a few you might take a look at:
As of March 26, 2015 PubMed will no longer display the citation status tags while in the Summary Display option. Now, the tags can only be seen while in the Abstract or Abstract (text) options.
If you rely on these tags to quickly scan the status of your results, there is a workaround. You can choose or create filters that will always show on the right side of your results page by using your My NCBI account.
The MEDLINE filter is available in the Filters portlet within your My NCBI account. Once in the Filters portlet, click on Properties and then Subsets. You’ll find MEDLINE in the list.
Here is a short video on how to setup filters in My NCBI:
To create a filter for In Process and As Supplied by Publisher citations, you will need to create two custom filters. When creating the custom filters, use this format to capture In Process citations: inprocess[sb] and use this format to capture As Supplied by Publisher citations: publisher[sb].
Here is a short video about how to create a custom filter.
PubMed has several Subject Filters that can be used for searching, and each year the filters are reviewed to determine if they need to be updated. This year, the following subject filters have been revised:
- Complementary Medicine
- Dietary Supplements
- Systematic Reviews
- Veterinary Science
You can find information on all of the filters, including links to the full strategy in the PubMed Resources Guide. Also, notice that you can apply these filters by adding the subject filter name [sb] to your search. For example, to add the complementary medicine filter to your search, simply add AND cam [sb].
On November 4, 2014 the National Library of Medicine Training Center gave a presentation to the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region about MeSH vocabulary related to chemicals and drugs and tips for searching for drug information in PubMed. Watch the recording to learn how to search for drugs or chemicals in PubMed and how to search using pharmacological action terms.
Access the presentation here: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p8nxmwh2ryb/
Did you know that you can easily share a PubMed search strategy by sending the URL for the search? Watch this one minute video to learn how.
This 11-minute video is an introduction to the development, structure and use of the MeSH® vocabulary. The video may be of particular interest to searchers of MEDLINE®/PubMed®, and is used in the PubMed search classes offered by NLM and the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC).