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PubMed Changes: New ATM and Citation Sensor

PubMed has changed the way that Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) works. The ATM was created to recognize author names, journal titles, and MeSH vocabulary terms in PubMed without having to use search tags. Because the old ATM did subject searches, it would often overlook author names, journal titles, or multi-word terms. By searching all fields, the new ATM is able to retrieve more relevant citations.

Citation Sensor is a new PubMed feature that matches searches with citations. It recognizes combinations of search terms that are characteristic of citation searching, e.g., volume/issue numbers, author names, journal titles, and publication dates, which it then matches to citations.

NLM and the National Training Center and Clearinghouse presented a 30 minute online search clinic via Adobe® Connect on Thursday, July 17th on these changes. View the recording at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p91519064.

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