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Citation Sensor

The Citation Sensor is a feature that assists searchers looking for a specific article.

  • It looks for combinations of search terms that are characteristic of citation searching, e.g., volume/issue numbers, author names, journal titles, publication dates.
  • Whenever possible the Citation Sensor matches the search with citations in PubMed.
  • If your search invokes the Citation Sensor, you will see an area outlined in blue above the default retrieval with links to one or more citations for your consideration:

  • To view additional Citation Sensor matches, click on the link for the number of articles:

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This video can be seen directly at //www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/videos/pm_tutorial_020_645.mp4


Last Reviewed: July 27, 2018