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My first question:

1) are their tutorials on the use of the new PubMed available.  I just
clicked on tutorials on the new PubMed site and it directs to tutorials
concerning the old site.

2) I am trying to grapple with filters and lack of limits . Am I correct
that anyone who uses PubMed and wants to set limits must now register
and sign in through MYNCBI and use filters?  I had to do three searches
with physicians yesterday and when I started to have them register with
MYNCBI, they all groaned about another password. Some use MyNCBI
perfectly but I find this is a very small number of specialists. At this
point I would say it is only 5-8%of my physicians. They all said they
would let me do the searching. 

3) I miss the green indicator numbers for clipboard items in the summary
format greatly. This was a very important tool for me in my daily
searches. 

4) I am concerned about various aspects of the connection to the server.
I find that when I get results on the screen and wait for the screen to
populate, then I click on the screen and it refreshes itself...that
takes time... that was a big problem yesterday.

5)good point...I like the ability to bring up the MeSH headings for
individual articles - that is great. 

6) I know there are more questions I have - I really need some quick and
easy answers.  

 

I apologize for relying on the collective knowledge of this wonderful
group but as I jump through hoops trying to get the necessary work of
the day done, I find myself at a loss for the time it takes to work my
way through this. I spent the other evening at home working on this and
anticipate that I will be spending much of my free time working on this.


 

Thanks ....

 

Patricia Reynolds, MLIS

Director, Bishopric Medical Library

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34239

941-917-1730

941-917-1646-fax

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