Today the National Library of Medicine has launched a pilot version of PubMed Commons, a system that will allow commenting on abstracts in the PubMed database. According to the PubMed Commons site:
According to the NCBI website "PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period."
Last week NLM implemented a change to the PubMed interface that many searchers may find convenient. The "Limit" link has disappeared from the search results display, replaced by a list of Filters to the left of the results.
Do you want to brush up on your searching skills, or learn how to use RefWorks to organize your research (and magically format all those citations in APA style)?
The producers of EndNote bibliographic management software are very good at keeping current with changes in database structures and interfaces, and changes in publication styles. These changes, however, are not necessarily integrated into the EndNote application.
My wonderful colleagues at the Health Sciences Library have created these tutorials related to RefWorks and health science databases. They are great, focused and all under 5 minutes!
RefWorks part 1: Overview
RefWorks part 2: Creating Folders
RefWorks part 3: Fi
PubMed offers RSS 2.0 (Really Simple Syndication) feeds of updated content available in the database. An RSS reader is required to use this service on your computer and retrieve new items from PubMed.
With the proliferation of websites offering some form of MEDLINE searching, the Health Sciences Libraries have developed this resource to help users understand the options and limitations of the several systems available to them.
MEDLINE is a biomedical bibliographic database that was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).