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March 2010, Week 3


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Steve Rauch <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:08:11 -0600
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Tori (but replying to MEDLIB-L) - 

I will be interested in the NLM responses as I do not see a way to do this. There is a field in Medline called Publication Status: PST which can have one of three values:

ppublish - published in print (default value)
epublish - electronically published only, never published in print
aheadofprint - electronically published, but followed by print


However, this field is not searchable, which I presume really means there is no index for this field that is directly searchable. It appears from a single search I just did on a title that was an E-Pub for sometime and finally appeared in print, that the value for this field changes from aheadofprint to ppublish when the print version is indexed. 

Having that field searchable would seem to be the best solution (assuming there is currently no way to do this) as you could eliminate both articles that will never be in print and those that are not yet in print.

PS - Maybe if Linda Milgrom is still reading MEDLIB-L she'll reply ;-)

Steve Rauch | Medical Librarian
Community Hospital | Grand Junction CO
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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bauer-Koch, Victoria
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 10:26
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Subject: Chat: Eliminating [epub ahead of print] in Pubmed searches

Does anyone know how to do this?  I would greatly appreciate any help....