Alternative (PubMed) searches

Alternatives to PubMed Searches

why do we need alternatives?

The exponential growth of biomedical information has made it necessary to develop alternative interfaces which can be customized to meet the needs of the target user group. Areas of development focus on improvement in ranking search results, clustering meta data, enhancing semantics and visualisation, and retrieval and search interface enhancements.

why not? 

The number of alternatives is quite extensive and requires time in order to evaluate the pros and cons. The end user needs to make the selection based on their search needs. Faced with so many alternatives, many feel its better to stick with the comfort of the original PubMed

how to decide  ?

A good comparison of some of the current alternatives, can be found on the NLM website under the following link

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/Lu/search/

 

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