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MEDLINE End of Year Processing Information

NLM is involved in MEDLINE year-end processing activities which include changing MeSH, Substance Names and other global changes.  This always causes a temporary suspension in indexing citations.  So here are some important dates to note: November 16, 2011: NLM expects to temporarily suspend…

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My NCBI Enhancements

The June 24, 2011 NLM Technical Bulletin reported on some enhancement to My NCBI’s My Bibliography.  My Bibliography will soon display links to free full text, related citations, and articles cited in PMC.  It will also have a “portlet” for…

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Back Door Method to Getting Articles in PubMed: Is Indexing so Important?

A very good friend of mine is a professor who researches and writes a lot on malaria.  He emailed me this morning to tell me that he had recently published an article in a journal that was not indexed in MEDLINE,…

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Confusion on Withdrawn Article from Cochrane

Yesterday I had a request to do some sleuthing on the article,”Androgens versus placebo or no treatment for idiopathic oligo/asthenospermia. Vandekerckhove P, Lilford R, Vail A, Hughes E. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(4):CD000150.  In the PubMed citation there is…

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Web Tools For Searching Biomedical Literature

Have you heard of iPubMed, PubGet, Bablemesh, HubMed?  They are some of the many alternative interfaces to PubMed, offering different search and retrieval methods currently not available within PubMed.  With some many of these aternative interfaces how do you keep track of…

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The Mobile Web Is Not An Alternative

Wednesday’s post on medinfo alerted me to this interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “As the Web Goes Mobile, Colleges Fail to Keep Up.”  The article states that more and more college students access the web using the mobile…

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Good Example of Phrase Searching in PubMed

Just like some people like their cars to have a manual transmission while others prefer automatics, librarians tend to fall into one of two MEDLINE camps, those who prefer Ovid and those who prefer PubMed.  I am an Ovid kind of…

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Non-English Guides for PubMed

Those of you in other parts of the world or who work with a lot of international medical professionals who might prefer to learn PubMed in their native language you might be interested to know that the National Library of…

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50 Years of MeSH

Several librarians at my institution were interested in seeing/listening to the MeSH at 50 – 50th Anniversary of Medical Subject Headings by Robert Braude at NLM a few weeks ago.  Unfortunately at the time, we couldn’t get it to work correctly…

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Videos Indexed in PubMed

Did you know that there are citations to medical videos in PubMed? It was news to me and several other librarians today.  I was at the New England Journal of Medicine Library Advisory Board today discussing many things, among them…

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