A Biologist-Friendly Interface for Enhanced PubMed Search

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Developers Info

PubMed Assistant is a stand-alone Java™ program that helps biologists and medical workers get the most out of PubMed search. 

Want to use advanced Boolean queries (example) to get some "quality" hits of manageable size, but don't want to spend half an hour to balance the parentheses?
Tired of switching back and forth between PubMed's search result page and abstract pages?
Hate to manually type the citations of interest into your favorite citation manager (ProCite, EndNote, Reference Manager, etc.)?

Look no further. PubMed Assistant is right for you!


Jing Ding

Lifeng Zhang

LaRon M. Hughes

Daniel Berleant

Andy W. Fulmer

Eve S. Wurtele

System requirement

Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Unix, MacOS or Linux
Java 1.4.2 (with Web Start) or later
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YOUR COMPUTER already has Java and WebStart, and is ready to run PubMed Assistant

This program is free software (funded in part by Arabidopsis 2010, the Proctor and Gamble Company, and PSI-ISU); you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Last modified: 12/09/2005

© 2005 Jing Ding. 2006 Lifeng Zhang. All Rights Reserved

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