Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hey guys.

This looks like a pretty sweet tool.  Although I'm sure there are lots more uses, one thing that it's helpful for is finding MeSH terms that you're likely interested in.

For example, if you find a study you like in PubMed, you can click on "Publication Types, MeSH Terms, Substances," right below the study, and that will tell you what MeSH terms have been associated with that study.  This can be useful for giving you clues of MeSH terms you can use for further research on that topic.

PubReminer takes this a step further.  You can enter in the PMIDs of multiple studies that you've like or found useful, and it will return a bunch of information about them including the relative frequency of the MeSH search terms linked to those articles.  In other words, enter in the search box the PMID numbers (numbers only, separated by a space for each one) and the resulting page will tell you what the most common MeSH terms were for those studies.

This may be useful if you wish to set up a system to subscribe to a particular Pubmed search query and get updated every time a new study is published that matches your search criteria.  More about this in the meeting Wednesday.
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As always, let us know if you have any questions.


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