Soft Skills & Tools / Taming the Literature

Soft Skills & Tools / Taming the Literature
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Pubmed + RSS + iGoogle = Easy Lit Updates

The simple solutions are always the best. Here is a simple but powerful way to combine Pubmed, RSS and iGoogle to keep up with the literature.
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18 Ways to Improve your PubMed searches

Do you *really* know what you're doing when you search for articles in PubMed? Are you familiar with Boolean operators? What does "MeSH" mean to you? Can you locate (and use) the Limits tab? History?...
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New Journal Ranking Tool

Thompson Scientific is great for gaging the impact factors of various journals, but it has had a bit of a monopoly on journal rankings. As with any ranking scheme, there can be more than one valid way of...
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Keeping up on the journals

As scientists, we have to keep up with new research coming out and follow the journals. We all have our preferred way of doing so though. Sporadic searches on Pubmed are one way, or weekly email updates on...
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Open Access to Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) defines the issue of Open Access Publication as: An Open Access Publication[1] is one that meets the following two conditions: 1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s)...
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Better Pubmed Journal Searches

Ever get too many hits from your Pubmed searches? Using field tags allows you to generate more specific searches than keywords alone, saving you from trawling through hundreds of irrelevant articles. A...
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