I often stumble across good and useful things by accident.
Case in point: While using Google to look for a document I had misplaced, a typo caused me to stumble across an article from the March 2007 issue of the CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter titled “Internet Sites of Interest,” featuring short descriptions of a number if third-party PubMed tools. I recognized the name of the author, Keith Nockels, because I have subscribed to his blog’s feed since I first discovered it through the Masterlist of MedLib Blogs.
I recently wrote a similar item for publication, but selected a completely different set of tools to focus on- so it was loads of fun to see which ones Keith decided to feature. (Mark Rabnett recently wrote a similar piece. Again, there is very little overlap between his selections and mine.)
Snag Keith’s article here: PDF
Now that I know this newsletter exists, I’ll be keeping an eye out for future issues. Thanks, Keith!
Quick question I’m hoping a U.K. Health Librarian will answer: I understand that CILIP is to the U.K. what the ALA is the U.S.. Is the HLG the closest U.K. analogue to the U.S.’s MLA? If you’re not sick to death of acronyms and initialisms yet, please leave me a comment and let me know? Many thanks!
Other posts about third-party PubMed tools:
- Ali Baba (3rd Party PubMed tool)
- FABLE (3rd Party PubMed Tool)
- Managing Medical Literature on a Mac: iPapers, Papers, Sente, BibDesk
- Notes on ReleMed
- PubMed Gold
- PubMed Reader
- For MedLibs who use Macs: iPapers
- PubMed2Connotea / PubMed2CiteULike
- More notes on BioWizard (Digg for Medical Literature, Part 3.5)
- More Alternate PubMed interfaces via Journalology
- BioWizard Enhancements: ‘Digg for Medical Literature’ Part III (Edited)
- Some Alternative Interfaces and Mashups for MedLibs
- BioWizard: The start of ‘Digg for Medical Literature’?
- Article on HubMed