Five (5) cool ways to search PubMed

    For a different view of searching the biomedical literature indexed in PubMed, try these five (5) tools below:

    • Biblimed –
      • smart, Gallic, streamlined
      • new(ish) alternative interface to PubMed; recent improvements to its search interface
      • easy to navigate & intuitive, system suggests keywords from MeSH and awaits your OK before running search
    • GoPubMed –
      • social, semantic, multifaceted classifier
      • auto-completes queries similar to Google’s Autocomplete
      • faceted browsing by term frequency, MeSH headings, author, location and date of publication
      • statistics for query results, top years, countries, cities, journals, terms and authors
      • visualization of publications over time, location, and network of authors
      • good graphics as well as usability improvements; use with caution some numbers are inaccurate
        #GoPubmed –!/search?q=%23GoPubmed
    • Quertle –
      • semantic, search, language master
      • auto-complete and Google-suggest style searching
      • faceted browsing of results (filters) for date, type of publication and key concepts
      • term highlighting, full-text links
      • finds facts within documents; creates its own database of 200 million relationships
      • reports on what is relevant to your query; based on thorough understanding of biology and chemistry
      • built from the ground up to address the unique needs of this technical literature
    • PubFocus –
      • bibliometric, rank-enabled, analytical
      • statistics provided based on publication trends, journal rank & H-index, first and last authors
      • discerns research activity in any given biomedical area; search outputs generated by MEDLINE/PubMed are not well classified requiring lengthy analysis
      • automates analysis of search by enriching it with two bibliometric indicators of publication quality: journal impact factor and volume of forward references
      • provides basic volumetric statistics; prioritizes citations and evaluates author impact on field; analyses occurrences of key terms within citations by utilizing controlled vocabularies
    • Pubget –
      • speedy, indispensable, fulltext
      • Pubget allows you to browse PDFs quickly; display PDFs directly when available
      • depends on whether viewer has subscription access through local university, hospital, or special library
      • viewers with no access can view open access publications and limit display to those publications

      See also Google scholar, GoPubMed, PubReMiner and Semantic search

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