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 June 24, 2005 [posted]
June 30, 2005 [note added]
 Author Search Links Added to PubMed®

[Editor's Note: This feature was implemented in PubMed on June 29, 2005.]

drop cap letter for a uthor names displayed on PubMed's Abstract and Citation formats will soon become "search links" to author searches. If you place your cursor over a name in the author field of the Abstract or Citation display formats, you will see the "mouseover" instruction, "Click to search for citations by this author" (see Figure 1).

  figure 1: graphic

Click on the name to run a search for that author name (see Figure 2). Corporate author names will also have search links. Please be aware that the search will retrieve citations with the same name and initial(s) as displayed. If there are citations in PubMed for articles that the author has published using another form of the name, you will not have comprehensive retrieval. For example, a search link for an author name with only a first initial will not retrieve occurrences of the name with a middle initial -- and vice versa. For more information about author searching, please see PubMed's Help.

  figure 2: graphic

By Annette M. Nahin
MEDLARS Management Section

black line separting article from citation

Nahin AM. Author Search Links Added to PubMed®. NLM Tech Bull. 2005 May-Jun;(344):e15.


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