Optimizing use of pubmed for the radiologist’s desktop.

My first tip for anyone starting out to improving the use of the web for use in searching for information at the reporting station would be to register for a My NCBI account on the pubmed site http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/. The second step is to customize the view of articles on NCBI to include the link to your university/hospital/Athens/Ovid library to avoid looking at the screen that tells you that you have to purchase the full text of an article. This is part of a feature of the NCBI website called filters, but is not widely known to users. Yours filters and linkouts appear whenever you are logged in to My NCBIwebsite.

Here is a video explaining this feature on the NCBI website. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/viewlet/myncbi/filters.html


About Sanjay Prabhu

Pediatric radiologist working at one of the world's largest children's hospitals. I love gadgets, technology and anything with a chip in it!

Posted on September 13, 2009, in Pubmed and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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