Presentation on theme: "Third-Party Tools Third-Party PubMed Tools Now that’s a horse of a different color… Wisconsin Health Science Libraries Association September 21, 2012 Holly."— Presentation transcript:
Third-Party Tools Third-Party PubMed Tools Now that’s a horse of a different color… Wisconsin Health Science Libraries Association September 21, 2012 Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP NN/LM GMR Photo credit: dianecordell on flickrdianecordell
Objectives Participants will be able to: Use and teach others about the latest updates to PubMed.gov Name and develop search strategies for at least three* third-party PubMed tools Identify situations in which searching with a third-party tool would be beneficial Stay current with new developments related to third-party PubMed tools
Agenda Introductions What’s new with PubMed The PubMed API Case Studies Group Exercises Discussion Questions
Disaster resources: ◦ CHEMM, REMM and DIMRC ◦ DIS Specialization GeneEd - LiverTox - Searched 1.8 billion times in 2011 MeSH turned 50 in 2010 What’s New at NLM?
What’s New with PubMed?
by the Numbers More than 22 million article citations More than 5,600 journals indexed Goes back in time to the 1800’s ◦ Earliest MEDLINE citation: 1902 ◦ Earliest PubMed citation: 1809 Searched 1.8 billion times in 2011 MeSH turned 50 in 2010
Updates Recent changes: Filters navigation bar Results by year Images from PubMed Central History and Search Builder in AdvancedAdvanced My Bibliography accepts non-PubMed items
Why Redesign? “While retaining the robust functionality, the interface was simplified to make it easier to use while promoting scientific discovery.” -NLM Technical Bulletin
Keeping Current PubMed New and Noteworthy NLM Technical Bulletin MEDLIB-L NN/LM GMR Cornflower
PubMed API (eUtils) API = Application Programming Interface Makes data available for use in other programs or interfaces Drive traffic to your data, not your website! -David Hale, NIH your website!
API Resources How Stuff Works: How APIs Work: ◦ Explanation of APIs, using conferencing software as an example. Entrex AJAX: ◦ A third-party derivative of NCBI’s EUtils designed for launching searches directly from the browser (improves speed)