Sneak Preview: TRIP Enhancements


Jon Brassey allowed me access so I could take some of the TRIP database’s upcoming enhancements for a test drive. They’re awesome. Here are just a few highlights:

RSS feeds (woohoo!) from searches:

Conclusion bubbles:

Just click the little icon in the list of search results for an article and get a quick look at the conclusion!

The Snippets feature is hard to illustrate with screen captures that will display properly here, so I’ll describe/simulate it in text instead.

Here’s a search result without the Snippets feature turned on:

Transdermal Nicotine for Ulcerative Colitis
Bandolier. 1997

Here’s the same search result with the Snippets feature turned on, giving a taste of the item’s content:

Transdermal Nicotine for Ulcerative Colitis
Bandolier. 1997
Nicotine for Ulcerative Colitis Case-control study Transdermal nicotine treatment Comment Ulcerative colitis has an…-control study One hundred patients with ulcerative colitis were matched for age and sex with community control subjects, and…

There’s other neat stuff on the way, too– so if you’d like to keep up with TRIP’s evolution, you may want to subscribe to its blog.

Thanks for letting me play with your new toys, Jon- they’re way cool. 🙂

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