Friday, February 29, 2008

PubMed Search Facebook App(s) NOW Available


Just What The Doctor Ordered:

Two (2) Leap Day Facebook Apps for Searching PubMed

[1] Pubface

App Available At


Developer: Ian Napier

[2] PubMed Search

Apps Available At


Profile and Facebook Page Apps

Developers: Jean Song (Stanford), Gillian Mayman (Michigan), Hung Truong (Michigan)

About PubMed

MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed (, the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM®). Approximately 5,000 journals published in the United States and more than 80 other countries have been selected and are currently indexed for MEDLINE. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM's controlled vocabulary, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®).

In addition to MEDLINE citations, PubMed also contains:

  • In-process citations which provide a record for an article before it is indexed with MeSH and added to MEDLINE or converted to out-of-scope status.

  • Citations that precede the date that a journal was selected for MEDLINE indexing (when supplied electronically by the publisher).

  • Some OLDMEDLINE citations that have not yet been updated with current vocabulary and converted to MEDLINE status.

  • Citations to articles that are out-of-scope (e.g., covering plate tectonics or astrophysics) from certain MEDLINE journals, primarily general science and general chemistry journals, for which the life sciences articles are indexed with MeSH for MEDLINE.

  • Some life science journals that submit full text to PubMedCentral® and may not yet have been recommended for inclusion in MEDLINE although they have undergone a review by NLM, and some physics journals that were part of a prototype PubMed in the early to mid-1990's.

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