GoPubmed is a powerful new way to search the literature. As the name suggests, it is based on our old, familiar friend the Pubmed database but GoPubmed provides a whole new set of tools that will power-up your search.
After entering your search term into the search box at gopubmed.org, GoPubmed mines a vast array of information on your search term from Pubmed, including the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Gene Ontology controlled vocabulary databases, then, uniquely displays it as links that allow you to drill down to the information that is most relevant to you.
As you can see in the image below, the links, which appear in the sidebar on the left, categorise the search results by relevant MeSH terms, gene ontologies, concepts, authors, journals, publication date and a whole lot more. By clicking on these you can narrow your search to the areas that you are most interested in.
From the GoPubmed FAQ:
[Consider] the following question: Which biological process is the protein Rab5 involved in and where is it located in the cell? Type “rab5″ and wait for the tree on the left to appear. Have a look at the “Top categories What, Who, Where and When”. A click on biological process shows endocytosis and clicking on cellular component shows endosome as answers for this question
This sounds simple- and it is -but the ability to easily narrow your search results allows you to get to the relevant information more quickly, and with so many ways to view your results you can be alerted to publications that you might not have come across otherwise.
This is the main feature of GoPubmed but by no means the only one. There are a whole load of nifty little features to explore and try out. Take a look at gopubmed.org