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New Journal Article: PubMed and Beyond

If you are interested in alternative literature searching strategies, be sure to read the article “PubMed and beyond: A survey of web tools for searching biomedical literature” published last month in the open access journal DATABASE: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. This article is a review of 28 search tools that are based on MEDLINE data. The author is a researcher at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which is the division of the National Library of Medicine that produces PubMed.

The author, Zhiyong Lu, has also developed this very useful finding aid for third-party PubMed tools:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/Lu/search/

which will be updated regularly.

In addition, NN/LM PNR offers an in-person class all about Third-Party PubMed Tools. The class will be one of the continuing education opportunities at the Washington Medical Librarians Association meeting, March 24 and 25 at Bastyr University. Contact Alison Aldrich for more information about the WMLA event or to schedule a class for a group near you.

2 Responses to “New Journal Article: PubMed and Beyond”

  1. Hope Leman Says:

    Hi, Alison. Thank you so much for the heads-up on the “PubMed and beyond: A survey of web tools for searching biomedical literature.” I had not heard about that article or of DATABASE: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. Duh, Hope! Thanks for keeping us in the know.

    And as someone who attended your workshop, “Third-Party PubMed Tools” at the 2010 annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association I can recommend it highly. It is informative, interesting and helpful to anyone who works in the health sciences.

  2. Alison Aldrich Says:

    Thanks, Hope. Actually, I have Deanne Boyer from Idaho to thank for pointing out that article!