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New PubMed Interface to Launch in 2020
Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 21:28 by Sarah Cantrell
In early 2020, PubMed will launch its newly designed search interface.
The Library will host a Webinar discussing the new interface features on Friday, January 24th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
New interface features include:
- Ability to cite references quickly in your preferred citation style format (AMA, APA, NLM, or MLA);
- Option to share references via social media or a permalink;
- A seamless search experience on your mobile device;
- Search results sorted by best match by default as opposed to the most...
New Medical Subject Headings
Posted On: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 13:02 by Samantha Kaplan
New year, new MeSH!
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has added over 200 new terms to the Medical Subject Headings thesaurus, more commonly known as MeSH! MeSH terms help organize MEDLINE literature via standardized terms to facilitate effective and precise searching. The recognition of a concept as a MeSH heading affirms its scientific and societal presence. There are many notable additions to the list, including:
- Decision Making, Shared
- Duration of Therapy
- Historical Trauma
- Military Health
- Missed Diagnosis
- Opioid Epidemic
- Right to Health
- Weight Prejudice
You can review the full list of terms here on...MORE
One Click Access to PDFs Piloted in PubMed
Posted On: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 13:30 by Beverly Murphy
Have you noticed anything new while searching in PubMed? The Medical Center Library & Archives is piloting LibKey, a product that allows a “one click to PDF” experience in PubMed when users click on the Getit@Duke button. Based on the Library's holdings and authentication data, this greatly accelerates access to content and minimizes clicks, while ensuring there is no loss in access for the content.
Shorty, we will be retiring the current MedLib Online button in PubMed and will be using LibKey within the Getit@Duke button. We would appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with an questions or concerns.MORE
PMIDs, DOIs, and PMCIDs Oh My!
Posted On: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:44 by Brandi Tuttle
Let’s take a moment to demystify these commonly used acronyms. They are all unique identifiers for an article (like a barcode), which can be used to easily link to or find an article online.
A PMID (such as 30256255) is a unique numerical identifier for an article in PubMed. You will notice every article included in PubMed has a PMID under the citation/abstract. You can search this number in PubMed or our E-Journals page to go straight to that particular article.
The International DOI Foundation assigns a unique alphanumeric string to content online known...MORE
Updates to PubMed 2019
Posted On: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 14:14 by Beverly Murphy
Much of the year-end processing activities for PubMed were completed at end of 2018. These included changing and updating the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Supplementary Concept Records for subjects that were not main headings. Perhaps most interesting in this processing was the addition of "Systematic Review" as a publication type.MORE
Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman
At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm. Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.
If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
Access "My NCBI" with your Duke NetID and password
Posted On: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:25 by Erica Brody
PubMed’s My NCBI tool allows you to set personal preferences, store both search strategies and citation collections, and create alerts by offering automatic e-mail updates and RSS Feeds of stored searches. Register for My NCBI by creating a User Name and Password. The preferred method of creating a My NCBI account is to register for it by clicking the "Register for an NCBI account" on the My NCBI sign in page and following the instructions.
Once you have a My NCBI account and you are logged in, you can click on your username at the top right of the NCBI screen to access your account settings. On this screen, you will see a box called “Linked accounts” where you can link your NCBI account to a “3rd party option” such as...MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
Have you ever wanted to respond to a PubMed article?
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:51 by Erica Brody
PubMed Commons lets you in on the research conversation. It is a system that enables researchers to share opinions and information about scientific publications. If you are listed on even one item indexed in PubMed, you are eligible to become a member of PubMed Commons. You will need a My NCBI account and an invitation to join PubMed Commons. Both are free of charge.
Getting an invitation to PubMed Commons:
- E-mail addresses of eligible authors have been collected from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and authors' email addresses in PubMed and PubMed Central....
Categories: Explore Tools
Get More from PubMed
Posted On: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:57 by Brandi Tuttle
Have you ever wondered if you are getting all that you can from PubMed? Check out these tips and tricks to make sure you are finding all the research on your topic and getting free access to articles in the Duke collections.MORE
Why YOU should have a My NCBI Account
Posted On: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 16:04 by Alex Mesa
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has 60+ databases, including PubMed, MeSH, Bookshelf and others you may be familiar with. In this blog post, we are looking at My NCBI a free, personalized account for YOU to use in conjunction with all of NCBI.
My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases. For anyone with NIH funding, it is best to log into My NCBI by clicking on NIH Login and using your eRA Commons credentials. For those without an eRA Commons account, we recommend logging in with your Duke NetID....MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
PubMed Searching Tips!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:39 by Alex Mesa
Here are a few tips to help improve your PubMed searching experience.
1. Single Citation Matcher
Use the Single Citation Matcher to find the correct citation with only a few pieces of information available. Best recommendation is to fill-in Journal title, year, and page number, but not the whole citation!
2. Use PubMed through the DUMC Library Website
Select either PUBMED (MEDLINE) under the Quicklinks or search PubMed at the top of the Web page. This ensures you will have access to full text provided by the Library.
Posted On: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:46 by Leila Ledbetter
System for commenting on articles in PubMed
In October, NCBI released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed that allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. PubMed Commons was created in response to repeated requests by the scientific community for such a forum to be part of PubMed.
According to NCBI, “PubMed Commons is a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. It will thrive with high quality interchange from the scientific community.”
Quertle: An Alternative Search Engine to PubMed
Posted On: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 17:07 by Beverly Murphy
There are many alternative interfaces to PubMed, but Quertle tries to do something more. It includes additional content, including open access articles from PubMed Central and BioMed Central, grant documents from NIH’s RePORTER database, drug and chemical information from TOXLINE...MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
PubMed's Advanced Search Gets a Makeover
Posted On: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 12:36 by Beverly Murphy
Late yesterday afternoon, PubMed released some new updates to its interface, the most notable of which is a makeover for the Advanced Search page. As many of you know, this is the place to combine multiple sets to refine or expand your search. The updates are mostly cosmetic, but here's a short list to keep you searching:
iPads: Accessing Library Resources from Home
Posted On: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 14:25 by Beverly Murphy
Those of you with iPads (and those of you still mulling the purchase over) may be curious about how to access library resources on your iPad. If you are on the Duke wireless network, you should have few problems accessing our tools. Some of our resources may not look perfect on the mobile Safari browser, but as long as you are on the Diamonds wireless network, you should not be prompted for additional user names and passwords.
If you are at home, however, you may run into some problems. The OIT Help Desk reports that the Duke and DHTS VPNs will not work on the iPad. Until they work out a solution, you will not be able to access some of the Medical Center Library's resources, which do require the VPN, on the device.
The good news is that many of our resources will work....