Category Archives: PubMed

Using the New RefWorks: Writing in Word and GoogleDocs

We have talked about two of the essential elements of reference managers: adding information to RefWorks and organizing your RefWorks library. We will cover the third element in this post: adding in-text citations and a reference list to a document … Continue reading

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Scopus: a Database Inspired by the Hamerkop Bird

        This is a photograph of the Hammerkop bird (Scopus umbretta).  Impressive looking, isn’t it? But what’s it doing strutting around on this blog? It just so happens that UCSF has a trial for the Scopus database … Continue reading

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EndNote alternative? ReadCube Grows Up!

ReadCube arrived on the reference management scene in late 2011. I looked at it a year ago and found it lacking in comparison to the “big 5” — EndNote, Menedeley, Papers, RefWorks and Zotero (these are in alphabetical order, I am … Continue reading

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Frustrated with PubMed? Finding Too Many Articles? Too Few? There Are Alternatives: Part 1 – Quertle

Many who search in PubMed do not find what they seek. Frustrated by off-topic, too few or too many results they look elsewhere for answers. They know they “should” use PubMed as part of finding biomedical information but can’t seem … Continue reading

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Looking for High Quality Clinical Evidence in a Hurry? Try PubMed’s Clinical Queries!

                  Clinical Queries (CQ) is somewhat hidden on the PubMed homepage, but allows you to quickly narrow your search for clinical information to systematic reviews and controlled clinical trials. Medical genetics results … Continue reading

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Using RefWorks to Capture Bibliographic Information for a Web Page

A previous post outlined one procedure for capturing bibliographic information for a Web page using EndNote/EndNote Web. It’s a little easier for RefWorks users since you can download the RefGrab-It plugin that’s specifically designed to do this. You download it … Continue reading

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PubMed Central Now Makes it Easier to Read PDFs of Journal Articles

First of all, in case you’re not very familiar with it, PubMed Central (PMC) is the NIH repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences. It was   developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)/National Institutes of … Continue reading

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Transferring a Word Bibliography to EndNote

We’re quite often asked if it’s possible to transfer references to an EndNote library from a bibliography formatted in Word. If the Word document has been formatted using a recent version of EndNote it’s easy to do this using the … Continue reading

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New X6 Version of EndNote. Support for iPad is Coming

Every summer Thomson-Reuters trots out a new version of EndNote. This year sees the appearance of EndNote X6 for Windows, with the Mac version to follow in the fall. So, should you upgrade your current copy to X6? Or, if … Continue reading

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MyNCBI: Managing Search Results

The My NCBI “Collections” feature is a means of managing results from different searches.  PubMed recently made it easier to save items to a collection during a search. The PubMed Abstract display now includes a “Save items” portlet, an easy … Continue reading

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