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MEDLINE Interfaces and Related Resources on the Web


Second Edition

Katcher, Brian S.

MEDLINE: a guide to effective searching in PubMed and other interfaces. 2nd edition

$31.95 (U.S.), 148 pages, 6 x 9 inches, Ashbury Press, San Francisco, 2006

ISBN13: 9780967344515
ISBN10: 0967344514

"....a well-written, quick read perfect for medical librarianship students, physicians, and researchers or anyone interested in improving their MEDLINE searching abilities." -- Journal of the Medical Library Association

This concise and clearly written book will make your PubMed searches more productive.

This completely revised second edition of Brian Katcher's MEDLINE: a guide to effective searching in PubMed and other interfaces promotes the cultivation of an informed and thoughtful approach to searching in PubMed/MEDLINE and other interfaces to MEDLINE.

MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's on-line bibliographic database, is the premiere index to the world's biomedical literature. It is the primary component of PubMed. MEDLINE is exquisitely organized: each journal article is manually indexed under an average of a dozen Medical Subject Headings (MeSH Terms), one or more publication types, and more. An understanding of this organization is essential to effective searching. Any health professional, health sciences student, or researcher will benefit from reading this book. It explains the basics of formulating searches, shows how to put the main indexing elements in MEDLINE to best use, illustrates the importance of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), provides guidance for framing questions, and backs everything up with practical examples.

MEDLINE: a guide to effective searching in PubMed and other interfaces is an essential resource for those concerned with evidence-based medicine and those engaged in biomedical research. Medical librarians and teachers of medical informatics will find this book to be useful in promoting the careful use of PubMed/MEDLINE

Updated December 13, 2015