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New/Noteworthy is an excellent way to keep up to date with new
developments and changes in the Entrez PubMed system. The link to New/Noteworthy
is located on the left side of the PubMed screen in the blue area under
the heading Entrez PubMed. Each New/Noteworthy item contains an active
link to an article in the NLM Technical Bulletin providing additional
information regarding that particular PubMed enhancement.
is a sampling of some recent and very useful New/Noteworthy
Last Updated: April 30, 2003
Cancer Subset Available
April 28 - A new subject subset, Cancer,
has been added to the Subset pull-down menu on the PubMed Limits screen.
The cancer subset can also be searched directly as cancer [sb]. For example:
physician patient relations AND cancer [sb]
The Cancer subset is a joint project between the National Cancer Institute
and the National Library of Medicine.
***If you want to limit your search to the subset that contains the most
recent ‘PubMed - in process’ references, those citations being
prepared for entry into the PubMed database, you can use the same type
of search strategy. For example:
arthritis AND in process [sb]
April 28 - NCBI has created a new Entrez database, MeSH.
MeSH replaces the MeSH Browser and provides additional search and display
features. The MeSH database is available from the Search pull-down menu
and from the PubMed sidebar.
The new MeSH database replaces the old MeSH Browser. Use the MeSH database
to identify medical subject headings, subheadings, and publication types,
build a search strategy using them and run the search in PubMed.
Another MeSH Term Added
April 25 - The NLM MeSH Section added another new MeSH descriptor, SARS
In addition to the medical subject heading
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (scope note: a viral disorder characterized
by high FEVER, dry COUGH, shortness of breath (DYSPNEA) or breathing difficulties,
and atypical PNEUMONIA. A virus in the genus CORONAVIRUS is the suspected
agent), SARS virus has also been added as a new MeSH term (scope note:
a species of CORONAVIRUS causing atypical respiratory disease (SEVERE
ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME) in humans. The organism is believed to have
first emerged in Guandong Province, China, in 2002).
April 23 - An e-mail
selection was added to the Send to pull-down menu.
Now, after you browse through and evaluate your search results and select
the citations you want, you can easily e-mail up to 500 citations.