Use BioMedLib to solve common MEDLINE® search issues 
Does it take a long time to screen your search results in order to locate relevant articles?
Are you sure you have found all the relevant publications for your query?
Do you need to monitor authors who are publishing on your topic?
Do you wish your search engine could sort the results by their relevance and publication date?
Do you want to have a PDF copy of the search results for your records?
Are you tired of using special query syntax language for more relevant results?
The BioMedLib™ search engine provides easy solutions to all of the above, and more. BioMedLib is free of charge and open access. Seeking to help themselves and others to overcome their frustrations with the search process, a group of biomedical scientists used extensive research and their years of experience to build BioMedLib.




Use BioMedLib to screen search results faster and with more confidence

You are accustomed to seeing your search results sorted by publication date only. You have to screen ALL of the pages of results, since there is no gradient of relevance across the pages.

In BioMedLib we have solved this problem by taking your query and calculating probability of relevance for each result. BioMedLib sorts the results so that the articles with the highest probability of relevance show on the first page.
How does sorting-by-relevance help?
Ok, say you are in BioMedLib and you are screening the results page by page. You arrive at a page (it can be page 2, or 10, or 20, depending on your query) where you see that none of the articles on the page are relevant to your query. Then we are sure that there won't be any relevant articles past that page, so you can stop screening knowing that you have covered all the relevant publications and missed none.




Use BioMedLib to make sure you are not missing any relevant articles

Have a look at this example to see how you could miss relevant articles when using other search engines.

There are "absolute misses" in which a search engine is unable to retrieve a relevant article, as in the above example. And then there are "practical misses" in which a search engine may return the article but displace it at a remote page or bury it within so many irrelevant articles that it becomes practically impossible for the user to find.
You can rely on the advanced algorithms we use to compute the BioMedLib relevance score for each article, so that all the relevant articles are found and are displayed in the top pages.




Use BioMedLib to get both relevant and recent answers

Some search engines are able to sort the results only by publication date. Some search engines can sort by relevance (although it is not clear how relevant their relevance score is). Others are capable of both functions, but not at the same time.
BioMedLib makes it possible to simultaneously sort by relevance and publication date.

After submitting a new query to BioMedLib-which by default sorts the articles by relevance-you will see a few hyperlinks right below the search box: "Focus on the recent 5 years", "Focus on the current year", "Focus on the last 30 days", etc.
Simply click on the desired hyperlink, and BioMedLib will find the articles that are both relevant and recent.
You can find more choices to define what you consider as recent in the 'Advanced-Search > Publication-Date' menu.




Put BioMedLib to work to monitor the biomedical literature for you

BioMedLib monitors the biomedical literature and updates you on the recent articles published on your topic.

Take advantage of BioMedLib's "Who Is Publishing In My Domain" service. The sign up is very easy. Your privacy is protected. And you can unsubscribe at any time by simply clicking on the link we provide.




Get free and personalized PDF copies of search results from BioMedLib

Easily narrow down the list of articles to the ones that have links to PDF full texts: Go to Advanced-Search > Full-Text. Then choose 1 of the 4 options 'full text (either free or subscription)', 'free full text', 'subscription full text', or 'no full text').
Moreover, get the results list as a PDF document: Simply click on the 'Search Results' menu button above the search box. It has a PDF icon to its left.
The search results will be included in the PDF file, and all the hyperlinks (like links to free full texts, etc) will be active and clickable in the PDF file. You can save the PDF file on your computer, print it, archive it, or e-mail it to your collaborators and colleagues.