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Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category

What’s Your Query Number?

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Previously, when building a search in PubMed using History on the Advanced Search page, users would choose the search numbers they wanted to combine by clicking the item (#1, #22, etc.) and that is what we would see in the search builder; numbers, not words. Now, when you combine previously run searches, the actual terms appear in the search builder. No more wondering what those numbers represent.

Here’s a quick video to demonstrate: http://www.screencast.com/t/3kbYUXhNxX

PubMed will Institute Captcha for Send To Option

Monday, August 5th, 2013

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.

NLM Catalog Change Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj13/mj13_catalog_filters_sidebar.html

Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query: The Movie

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyF8uQY9wys

PubMed for Librarians: Free Online Classes Open for Registration

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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.

How is New MeSH Vocabulary Identified?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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

Non-English Abstracts in PubMed

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf13/jf13_pm_abstract.html

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Read the who, what, when and why about MEDLINE, PubMed and PubMed Central.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/dif_med_pub.html

Changes in PubMed are “live” Now

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

See post from January 30th: Two Upcoming Changes in PubMed.

Read about them in the NLM Technical Bulletin:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf13/jf13_pm_history_search_bar.html

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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/