TOOLS: The Biomedical Literary Companion

Science  02 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5753, pp. 1401
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5753.1401e

You've found a PubMed abstract for a paper by A. Chen and want to track down other publications by the same author. You could try winnowing the more than 1500 hits on that name, or you could click over to the Arrowsmith Project Web site from neuroscientist Neil Smalheiser of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and colleagues. The project's “Authority” tool weighs criteria such as researcher affiliation, co-author names, journal title, and medical subject headings to identify the papers most likely written by your chosen scientist. The site offers other helpers for squeezing information out of PubMed results, such as the Arrowsmith feature, which pinpoints common terms in two lists of search results.

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