Use filters and subheadings to refine your search.
MeSH terms, subheadings and substances
What are MeSH terms?
Articles are indexed with MeSH terms (Medical Subject Headings) from Medline thesaurus (26,000 terms). MeSH terms should be used to optimize you search.
Why some terms in my request are ended by a star* ?
They have been added without using MeSH term suggestion.
What are subheadings?
Medline suggests 83 subheadings to improve your search. In articles, MeSH terms may be related to subheadings. For instance "asthma" is related to "diagnosis", "etiology" or "drug therapy"... depending on the context.
What are substances?
Articles are indexed with more than 150,000 substances. Each substance is related to a MeSH term. For instance "Bio-oss" is a substance related to "Minerals" (MeSH term).
Can you use a subheading with a substance in your search?
Not directly... but BibliMed offers a smart solution: If you are interested in "Bio-oss" and "therapeutic use", BibliMed will add both "Bio-oss" and "Minerals / therapeutic use".
What does BibliMed suggest when you type your query?
- MeSH terms from Medline's thesaurus - Synonyms - Substances and related MeSH terms - Scientific journals
What are colours used for in suggestions?
- Black: MeSH term or synonym - Red: matching terms - Blue: MeSH term to be searched
Why use MeSH terms instead of full text expressions?
- To take full advantage of indexed articles. - To enhance your search.
Where do results come from?
From Medline database (20 million of indexed articles).
Why some article titles are between brackets ?
They are written in a foreign language.
Are BibliMed and PubMed results the same?
They use the same database and the same search engine. Results may differ due to the filters.
Can you download all articles?
Every one can download "Free Full Text" articles. But "Full Text" articles need a subscription.
Why do some MeSH terms have a larger font size in the article?
They are "major" terms: it means that they are particularly related to the article (according to Medline).
What is the "Indexed" filter?
- This filter limits access to Medline indexed articles. - Use this filter to display more suggestions on the left menu.
When to use the "All articles" filter?
- When you search a recent article... - ... that is not indexed yet.
Why use broad and narrow filters?
- Broad filters are sensitive but not specific - Narrow filters are specific but not sensitive.
Why [title] filter is missing?
This PubMed filter is not offered since it often does not work... We suggest to use [Text] filter that always works. If you have too much articles, you can also "try" to end your query by [Title]...
Save and export options
How can you save your notices ?
You just have to click on the star icon at the top of the notice.
How are your favourite notices organised ?
Notices and related queries are displayed on the home page.
Can you export notices into your reference manager?
"This is cool. Type in search terms and BibliMed suggests MeSH terms or Journals you might want to use in your search. Once you execute that search, you're prompted to refine further with suggestions of qualifiers and/or related MeSH terms."
July 1st 2012 : Intellogist, The Intuitive Alternative to PubMed: Search MEDLINE on BibliMed.
"Any professor who wants to teach his or her students how to search MEDLINE would have a much easier time showing students how to craft relevant queries through BibliMed than through the complicated PubMed interface.", Joelle Mornini