Social Search

It is common for us to be asked when we are presenting, why do librarians have a problem with google? While some librarians have spoken negatively about the search engine, I think most recognize that the popular search tool has … Continued

Pubmed Health

PubMed, Medline Plus, PubMed Central…and now PubMed Health? Searching Google for a drug this week will take you to content that looks familiar, but has a new name of PubMed Health along with a new look.  MedlinePlus contains the same drug … Continued

Search within Citing Articles in Google Scholar

In 2002, Mikhail Simkin and Vwani Roychowdhury, two electrical engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles, examined how often errors in citation lists are passed to subsequent papers.  Simkin and Roychowdhury tracked 4300 citations of a seminal 1973 paper … Continued

Meeting Presentation: Regional AMWA Talk

Susan Payne presented a streamed presentation about Finding Medical Information Online (use this link to access the slides of the presentation) to the regional chapter of AMWA on Friday, June 11. According to Microsoft’s Bing team, there are over one trillion … Continued

Why Pubget is a valuable search tool

Pubget indexes nearly 20 million life science research documents, including those in PubMed®. You search it by typing terms into the search field, a lot like you’d search PubMed or Google. The key difference is with PubGet, you get the PDF immediately.  … Continued

Finding Medical Information Online

According to Microsoft’s Bing team, there are over one trillion web pages in existence. Google has indexed more than one trillion discrete web addresses. With massive amounts of information at our disposal, how do we sift through all that is … Continued