1. Go to simulator tab to get connected to pubmed.
Figure 1: Home Page for Pubmed
Search by disease name:
Searching for cerebellar ataxia.
2. In the query box user can type any query word or PMID or journal/author/disease name according to their choice and click on the “Search” button as shown in Figure 2. To make the search specific,searches can be combined with connecting words like AND, OR or NOT in uppercase letters.
Figure 2: Selecting PubMed from the drop down menu options
3. The results display articles in a random manner. User can format his search by selecting different display options by clicking on the “Summary” which will show different options for Summary or Abstract or other display settings according to the user needs.
4. User can select Additional Filter options from the left side of the navigation bar which will enable user to limit their search to be more specific as shown in Figure 3 and 4. To select the results from the search, the user can click on their respective hyperlink. The unique PMID values for each record are displayed with its authors and short description. User can also manage their results in a year wise manner by selecting the results appeared in a graphical representation on the top right side of the result page.
Figure 3: Applying additional filters to the search
Figure 4: Results of Filter activation
5. The results are displayed with their unique PubMed identifier (PMID) which is assigned to each record, indexed for MEDLINE. Here in this example, user preferred the “Abstract”. Hence the results will display the objectives, design of experiment, patient details and the main outcome of the measures in accordance with the results and conclusions. User can also view the other Publication types, associated MeSH terms and Secondary Source ID as shown in Figure 5. The Full text icon displayed on the top right side of the page enables the user to view the full text article as well as to download the article in PDF format. It also provide links to various other databases like Gene, HomoloGene, Nucleotide, OMIM, Protein, UniGene GEO Profiles within the Entrez search system.
Figure 5: Display of results in “Abstract” form
6. There are different alternative formats available for displaying the information which can be selected by clicking on the drop down options next to Abstract button as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6: Different Display options