How many Medline platforms on the Web?
Born as the first “open” biomedical database, PubMed is by far the leader platform to search into Medline.
Despite a very poor evolution since 1996, the NLM’s web site is still the preferred source of millions of physicians, medicine students and academics.
But this huge success (3.5 million searches per day!), is it a “triumph or a disaster”?
Information professionals feel desperate of one day seeing some pieces of semantic search to be introduced into PubMed.
The presentation below covers strengths and flaws of PubMed and presents a selection of the best alternatives available on the market, GoPubMed, PubGet and BibliMed, to name a few.