Archive for June, 2005
Consumer Reports WebWatch launched a rating system for the 20 most popular health Web sites.
A new article in Wired about open access, including discussion of the NIH-funded publication submission announcement.
Wired News: Academic Journals Open to Change
New from the Pubmed on Tap developers:
PubMed on Tap is adopting a new name, MEDLINE Database on Tap, or MD on Tap, or just MDoT. Our introductory client is available for PDAs and smartphones with Palm operating systems. You can download the Palm version 1.7 client from
We’re exited about two new options:
1. When the Auto Spell Check option is selected, ambiguous search terms are replaced with those terms suggested by an internal NLM e-spell utility for the actual search. The actual terms used are shown at the bottom of the Search tab.
2. As an alternative to the default PubMed search engine, you can select Essie, an experimental probabilistic search engine developed at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. Essie ranks results by relevance, then by date. These options can be combined with any (or all!) of the other search options. Also, a big, friendly “Go” button has replaced the magnifying glass as the icon to tap to execute your search. We hope you will try the new features and let us know what you think of them.
An equivalent Pocket PC client is under development.
Thank for trying MD on Tap and for your feedback.