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PubMed Citations

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations of biomedical articles dating back to the 1950s. PubMed citations that are referenced by other data in the wiki (e.g. proteins annotations) are archived locally for your viewing convenience. As a result, you can also talk about these articles through the wiki's discussion feature. Pages representing PubMed citations have the prefix "PubMed:" followed by the accession number or PMID of the article.

See also: Help:Discussions, Help:Salivary Proteins


Listing of Citations

Figure 1 shows the layout of the PubMed Citations table on the Category:PubMed Citations page. The table lists citations that are stored in the wiki by year. By default, citations from the current year will be displayed, but you can change the year using the drop down box labeled "Year selection." To access the PubMed Citations category page anywhere on the wiki, follow the Citations link under Browse on the navigation menu.

PubMed Citations Overview Page.
Fig. 1: A listing of all PubMed Citations stored in the wiki, grouped by year.

Citation Page Details

On top of each PubMed Citation page is a reference of the article itself (Figure 2). This is the the text that you see on pages that reference the article. Details of the article listed on the page include:

  • Title - title of the article
  • Abstract - if available, an abstract summarizing the article
  • Authors - each author of the article
  • Author Affiliation - the main affiliation of the authors; in case of an inter-organization collaboration, this field usually represents the first or corresponding author
  • Journal - the journal or conference proceeding where the article is published, followed by the unique ISSN identifier of the publication
  • Publication Date - the date that the article is published
  • MeSH keywords - a set of topics describing the areas of research or practice this article is about; these keywords are selected by experts from a controlled vocabulary known as the Medical Subject Headings.
  • Link - a link to the citation on the PubMed Website; this link is especially useful if you need to download the full text of the article
PubMed Citation Details.
Fig. 2: Citation details, such as abstract and authors, are shown on a PubMed Citation page.

In addition to the typical actions you can perform on any page, a special feature called Concept Extraction is available to you on the citation pages. You can dynamically highlight biomedical words in the text by clicking the tag tab on top of the page (highlighted in Fig. 2). The set of highlighted words helps you to identify major topics of the article. A menu with the identified concepts will show up when you right click on a highlighted term using your mouse. You can explore the relevant concepts in more details by following the link for each item listed.

See also: Help:Ontology Lookup

How to Archive a Citation into the Wiki?

Typically, when you reference an article in PubMed on the wiki, the entry form that you use will ask for the PMID of the article. After the input is saved, the system automatically creates the respective PubMed Citation page if it has not been archived already.

Another way to archive a PubMed citation is through keyword search. Use the search function to look for articles of interest. A PubMed query is run and the citation hits are listed under the Publications section (Figure 3). If the wiki does not have a copy of the citation locally, you will have the option to archive the citation by clicking the Import link shown at the bottom of the hit.

See also: Help:Searching

Publications search results.
Fig. 3: Remote citations are listed along the ones that have been archived in the wiki. Users can archive a remote citation by clicking the Import link underneath the return.
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