Now, when you search PubMed from MU Libraries pages or by using this special PubMed link, you’ll notice an Available at MU filter in the upper right area of the results screen.
The Available at MU filter will show you what’s available online or in a campus library.
You can use Available at MU when you’re in a time crunch and just want to see what’s available on campus right now. Available at MU is far more comprehensive and accurate than PubMed’s standard “Text Availability” filters because it knows what MU Libraries subscribes to in print and electronically.
To use this filter when you’re logged into your personal My NCBI account, you’ll need to create a custom filter. From a PubMed results page, click on “Manage Filters” and then “Create custom filter.” The query terms are:
Loprovumochsclib[sb] OR free full text [sb]
Save filter as: Available at MU
Any questions? Ask Kate.
On your PubMed results screen, you’ll now see year information and image search information in the right-hand column.
2012 June 08 [posted]
PubMed “Results by year” and PubMed Central “PMC images search” tools will soon display in the discovery column for all PubMed users (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: PubMed results with “Results by year” and “PMC images search” tools.
The “Results by year” timeline tool will display for search results with 10,000 or more citations. Mouseover the bars in the timeline to display the number of citations for each year, click the right and left arrows to display older or newer years, and click the individual bars in the timeline to display the results for a single year (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Mouseover for the PubMed “Results by year” timeline tool.
The “PMC images search” tool will display for PubMed search results that meet a number of criteria, e.g., results with a minimum of 250 citations, filters are not active, the search does not include Boolean operators, the search retrieves a minimum of 4 relevant images calculated using a term weighted algorithm.
To enhance the size of an image, mouseover the thumbnail in the tool (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: Mouseover of an image in the “PMC Images search” tool.
Click within the enhanced image box to display the PubMed Central article for the image.
The PubMed discovery column tools may be modified in the future.
By Kathi Canese
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Are you a PubMed user? Have you checked out the new Advanced Search features?
Highlights of Advanced Search include:
- History, limits, and citation searching all on one page
- Close or open the different sections as desired
- Link to Details and Queries
Great 7-minute overview from Mayo Clinic Libraries:
Questions about PubMed? Contact Kate.