Finding the gold in MEDLINE: Clinical Queries

Haynes, R Brian; Wilczynski, Nancy
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, pA8
Academic Journal
The article reports that Medline is the premier source for access to the broad spectrum of medical literature. Medline treasure trove contains citations for virtually all the gold that biomedical research enterprise has to offer. Researchers used the approach of validating diagnostic tests, using proposed search terms as tests and a hand-search of 10 clinical journals as the gold standard. The U.S. National Library of Medicine, which funded this research, put the best strategies into a special PubMed Web page, Clinical Queries.


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