Alternative PubMed Search Engines

July 25th, 2012

Two new search engines for searching the scientific literature are accessible free on the Web, Quertle and PubMed PubReMiner.

If you are interested in learning more about these search tools, please read on and view the examples… Read the rest of this entry »

Verifying and Correcting Your Author Profile in Scopus

December 29th, 2011

Scopus provides several ways to correct information in your profile and associated publications.

  • Web: Use their web-based author feedback wizard.
  • Scopus: Use the links on author profile, co-author, and author documents pages to request corrections. (See screen shots below.)
  • Email: Contact them by email. (See below for templates.)

The Scopus Author Identifier feature allows researchers to accurately distinguish between publications written by people with similar names. They assign a unique Author ID to each author, assembling affiliations and publications based on the content of indexed articles and author feedback.  Jefferson uses the Scopus database to power various author publication feeds including faculty profile web pages. Others use Scopus to alert them to new publications that cite their own. Authors can verify and correct their Scopus profiles to improve accuracy: Read the rest of this entry »

Google Scholar Library Links

September 14th, 2011

Google Scholar recently changed where to set your preferences so search results include citation management and full-text links. If your Google Scholar results aren’t displaying links to “Import into RefWorks” and “JEFFLINE Journal Access” follow these steps (pdf).


Do your Google Scholar results display these useful links?

WorldCat turns 40

September 1st, 2011

Global library cooperative OCLC recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the launch of WorldCat, a comprehensive database of resources held in libraries around the globe.

Jefferson participates in WorldCat. Next time you’re looking for a book, journal or other information resource, try searching at, WorldCat Mobile or any of the apps built by their partners. The “find in a library” feature will show local libraries that have the item based on your location.

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Print indexes

August 26th, 2011

As part of the effort to clear the library’s second floor of print journals to re-purpose the space for new study areas we moved the indexes and abstracts behind the Circulation Window.

These are volumes that aren’t part of online databases. For example, the National Library of Medicine has been steadily adding citations to Pubmed from the Current List of Medical Literature (CLML). As of November 2010 they had completed back through 1946. Use the print volumes to identify citations from 1941 through 1945.

So let’s say you’re researching PTSD. Search PubMed to discover this article from 1946 on “Combat neuroses; development of combat exhaustion“. Searching Google Scholar will turn up earlier references to journal articles whose publishers have digitized them or that have been cited in newer articles that are visible to Google. But this isn’t comprehensive.

Use a 1945 print volume of the CLML to identify an article on the topic from a journal that is on the 3rd floor, but isn’t online…


…about the role of physical and occupational therapies in the rehabilitation of veterans with war neuroses.*

Ask for these indexes and abstracts at the Reference Desk:

  • Index to scientific book contents : ISBC (1986-1999)
  • Index to scientific & technical proceedings (1978-1997)
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) (1964-1973)
  • Cumulative Index of Hospital Literature (1950-1977)
  • Hospital Abstracts (1963-1982)
  • Cumulative Index to Nursing Literature (1956-1981)
  • Nursing Studies Index (1900-1959)
  • Bibliographia Medica (1900-1902)
  • Army Medical Library Catalog (1948 – 1954)
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General’s Office, United States Army (1873-1874)
  • Current List of Medical Literature (1941-1945)
  • Index Medicus (1879-1927)
  • Quarterly Cumulative Index (1916-1926)
  • Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus (1927-1956)
  • Biological Abstracts (1927-1968)
  • BioResearch Index (1967-1968)
  • Science Citation Index (1955-1974)

* Knudson ABC. Physical medicine in the rehabilitation of patients with war neuroses. Arch Phys Med. 1945;26:336-48.