Be on the look out. PubMed will soon ask you to decipher a “captcha” on the Send to e-mail feature. This feature will combat spam issues.
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Have you visited the NLM catalog home page recently? If so, you’ve noticed that it still uses the Limits page, whereas PubMed has moved to the filters sidebar. The filters sidebar will replace the Limits page in the NLM catalog soon.
Read about the coming change:
The National Library of Medicine recently posted a 3-minute video to YouTube about how to use MeSH to build a targeted PubMed search. The video includes a very brief background on MeSH terms and indexing.
Join us for the free online class “PubMed for Librarians.” Classes in April, June, and September 2013 are now open for registration.
The PubMed for Librarians class is divided into five segments (90 minutes each). Each segment is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit. Participants can choose any or all of the 5 segments that interest them.
For details, see the NLM Tech Bull. 2013 Mar-Apr;(391):e2.
New MeSH vocabulary is identified in one of three ways:
1. National Library of Medicine Indexers identify gaps in the vocabulary and forward the concepts to the MeSH staff.
2. NLM MeSH reviewers identify needed terms during the regular process of topic review.
3. Users alert the MeSH staff to new terms using the MeSH Suggestion page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshsugg.html
Publishers will soon have the opportunity to submit non-English abstracts to PubMed. The additional language view(s) will be links on the Abstract display, with bold text indicating the language currently displayed. The abstract text will default to English when a citation has an accompanying non-English abstract.
Visit the following link to view images of the how this will appear in the Abstract display.
Read the who, what, when and why about MEDLINE, PubMed and PubMed Central.
See post from January 30th: Two Upcoming Changes in PubMed.
Read about them in the NLM Technical Bulletin:
This session of PubMed for Librarians focused on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Explore the new filter Sidebar, topic-specific subsets, History, the advanced search Index feature and building a search using broad subject terms applied to journals in the NLM catalog.
Watch the recording at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p51958291/
This session covers Automatic Term Mapping (ATM), the process that maps keywords from your PubMed search to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn why searching with keywords in PubMed can be an effective approach to searching. The session also covers the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and lastly how PubMed processes/handles a phrase.
Sometimes the audio and video portions of the recording are out of sync. If the slides don’t seem to match up with what the presenter is saying, close your browser window and reload the recording. This may fix the problem.