LigerCat: A New Way to Search PubMed

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Do you use PubMed to search for biomedical information?

LigerCat is a new, fun way to search PubMed. It is an effective tool to find relevant PubMed articles. This web application allows you to search for articles in PubMed by exploring tag clouds of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). You can then select MeSH descriptors and craft your query directly to PubMed.

In addition to the MeSH tag cloud, an interactive publication history graph is displayed. Mousing over each bar will give you the number of articles that were published in a specific year. Clicking on that bar will take you directly to the results page in PubMed.

Post originally written by Cathy Vu, former Science Librarian.

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