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Biblimed: a review by Intellogist

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BibliMed is a free search interface that accesses MEDLINE data and provides unique search and viewing features like a tag cloud of MeSH term suggestions to add to your search and a list of books relevant to your query. 

BibliMed may not include the command line search option that makes PubMed attractive to expert searchers, but the intuitive and creative search features on BibliMed will be very useful for students and novice searchers who aren’t comfortable crafting complex queries and using MeSH terms

Read Further at:

Mornini, Joelle. The Intuitive Alternative to PubMed: Search MEDLINE on BibliMed. Intellogist, 1st of July 2012. Available from:[Accessed 10th July 2012]

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July 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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Biblimed, the latest app in SciVerse Scopus

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May 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

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Business news: PubGet acquired by the CCC!

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PubGet, one of my favorite PubMed alternatives, has been acquired by the Copyright Clearance Center.

Pubget offers search, retrieval and browse capabilities for content. Its solutions make research more efficient by simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing information. Pubget has served more than 5 million researchers and 500 research centers in 2011.
“Blending Pubget’s current and future offerings with CCC’s broad portfolio of licensing products will provide clients with a complete professional information solution,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center. “We’re thrilled to welcome Pubget’s team to CCC and look forward to working together to quickly create market-driven solutions that meet the needs of those who produce content and those who use it.”
“Part of our mission at Pubget is to make access to information seamless. CCC has been making copyright licensing seamless for researchers for decades,” said founder Ramy Arnaout. “We need to work directly with publishers to build this business and CCC has done this while also extending the value of content spend for users. We are all excited about what the future holds with this combination.”
Pubget was founded in 2007 by Arnaout who holds an MD from Harvard, a PhD in mathematical biology from Oxford, and an SB in biology from MIT. Arnaout will join the CCC team as a Senior Advisor.

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January 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

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Semantic MEDLINE: the next PubMed?

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The NLM works on a new interface for PubMed, including latest advances of semantic search (NLP and connected graphs).

Semantic MEDLINE is a prototype Web application that summarizes MEDLINE citations returned by a PubMed search. Natural language processing is used to analyze salient content in titles and abstracts. This information is then presented in a graph that has links to the MEDLINE text processed.

Currently, the results from 35 PubMed searches (including a variety of disorders and drugs) are available to be processed. The 500 most recent citations (from the date of the search) are available for further processing by Semantic MEDLINE”.

The prototype can be tested at:

See also this article:

Rindflesch, T.C., Kilicoglu, H., Fiszman, M., Rosemblat, G., Shin, D. Semantic MEDLINE: An advanced information management application for biomedicine. Information Services and Use,  Volume 31, Issue 1-2, 2011, Pages 15-21

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September 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

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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.

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April 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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Find science papers fast

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PubGet is an amazing tool, to retrieve free and legal PDF once you have a reference. It is not new, but that I didn’t know it, so far.

Of course, the coverage is limited to Medline content, and the full-text document is not always provided. Anyway, it could be a great tool to help end-users when they want to know when an article is freely available somewhere.

Moreover, what is disruptive, is that the search experience  is based on documents availability and not only on relevance and completness. 

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February 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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Drug literature: Scopus would be a better choice than WoS and Medline

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According a recent study…


– Based on the results from this limited (atorvastatin (Lipitor) and olanzapine) but by no means atypical study of comparative strengths and degree of coverage, the best option for retrieving the largest numbers of articles on a particular drug in the literature would be to use both Scopus and Web of Science, as these two databases complement each other with respect to the journal coverage. MEDLINE retrieved much smaller numbers of documents in all searches and should be used only when the other two databases are not available

– The comparison of the total and annual output of documents obtained from the databases showed that Scopus performed better than the other two databases in these respects

–  This article shows that significant differences existed not only in the journal titles but also in the number of documents that the databases retrieved from the same journals. Scopus and WoS complemented well each other in terms of journal coverage, which makes using both of them the best option for comprehensive retrieval of the drug literature


– Since the introduction of Scopus in 2004, many users and librarians have been trying to evaluate and compare it to WoS. The much easier to navigate interface and the possibility of viewing immediately, on the same screen, the results from analyzing the search results make Scopus a very attractive option for searching the drug literature.

– Based on the results from this study, the best option for comprehensive retrieval of the drug literature would be to use both Scopus and WoS, as these databases complement each other well with respect to the journal coverage. If an institution has to make a decision to choose between Scopus and WoS, Scopus would be a better choice for this kind of literature. Since  MEDLINE has found significantly fewer documents than the other two databases, it should be used only when these two databases are not available

Baykoucheva, Svetla(2010) ‘Selecting a Database for Drug Literature Retrieval: A Comparison of MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science’, Science & Technology Libraries, 29: 4, 276-288

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January 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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