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December 19, 2005 [posted]

Skill Kit:
Retrieving Citations from a Journal Issue in PubMed®

Skill Kit articles provide search hints, review system features, and cover data and indexing issues for NLM® databases, expanding your search skills and knowledge.

many researchers and clinicians keep up to date by skimming the contents of their favorite journals. The PubMed® Single Citation Matcher has a fill-in-the-blank form that can be used as a quick way to find the citations included in PubMed for a particular issue of a journal.

Not all features of a journal are included in PubMed. PubMed includes citations to articles, substantive editorials, and letters, but generally not book reviews, meeting abstracts, software or equipment reviews, meeting announcements, or other non-article items from journals.

Follow the instructions below, or see and hear the Quick Tour.

1. Click Single Citation Matcher on the PubMed sidebar.

2. Enter the journal title. The journal box includes an autocomplete feature that suggests titles as you enter a title abbreviation or full title. Titles displayed by the autocomplete menu are in ranked order based on the number of citations in PubMed.

3. Enter volume, issue or date information:

4. Click Go.

Your retrieval will consist of all of the citations included in PubMed for that issue.

Skill Kit: Retrieving Citations from a Journal Issue in PubMed®. NLM Tech Bull. 2005 Nov-Dec;(347):e14.

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