Archive for October, 2009
So, there is ton of information out there on the newly designed PubMed. It looks different but all of the same information is in there – somewhere. These are the things I love:
- No need to change views to see MeSH for each citation; simply click on the + sign next to Publication Types, MeSH, etc. at the bottom of the abstract to expand that section
- Database ads – click directly to Homologene, GEO, etc right from the citation view. Awesome.
- Customizeability – is that a word? It’s great that you can customize your search results without logging in. I love having the login option (My NCBI is great folks!), but let’s face it – most of you don’t.
Just my two cents. There’s a lot of info running around out there on the redesign. Here’s a link to the NLM Technical Bulletin article on it.
Ah, I understand that people think that books are blase but… Here’s a new one at the Health Sciences Libraries:
Statistics and informatics in molecular cancer research. Edited by Carsten Wiuf, Claus L. Andersen
The call number is: RC267 .S83 2009
Our own Dr. Rhodes is the author of Chapter 7: Two methods for comparing genomic data across independent studies in cancer research: Meta-analysis and oncomine concepts map.
Hey, it’s been awhile. I’m sorry. The rush of the school year always seems to catch me a little off guard. The Health Sciences Libraries is co-sponsoring some workshops you may be interested in.
- Bioinformatics Basics: Databases and Tools from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
- BLAST Overview
- Michigan Molecular Interactions (MiMI)
In addition, the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics is also holding an overview of its resources.
(I know; it’s bad form to have a single bullet, but hey…) Registration is available from the Health Sciences Libraries workshops registration page. Have fun and thanks for being patient about my blogs!