Hi group,

I learned a new PubMed trick that I wanted to share. I wanted to identify all of the first author publications for a colleague, Jerry Avorn. If you type "avorn j" into PubMed, there are more than 300 hits. I spoke to the nice folks at the library and they said if you add [1au] next to the author's name in PubMed, you will only be given the first author pubs.

Here is what the command looks like.

avorn j [1au]

Hope this helps and let's all hope that someday we have so many publications that someone will want to use this trick for us! :)


Amanda G. Kennedy, PharmD, BCPS
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Vermont

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