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LigerCat: A New Way to Search PubMed

Posted in Faculty, General News, Health Sciences, Library Research, Sciences, and Students

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.

tag clouds

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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