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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 77  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-140

Medical literature search dot com

Vivek Jain, Deepak K Raut 
 Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi 110 029, India

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Vivek Jain
Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi 110 029
India

The Internet provides a quick access to a plethora of the medical literature, in the form of journals, databases, dictionaries, textbooks, indexes, and e-journals, thereby allowing access to more varied, individualized, and systematic educational opportunities. Web search engine is a tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web, which may be in the form of web pages, images, information, and other types of files. Search engines for internet-based search of medical literature include Google, Google scholar, Yahoo search engine, etc., and databases include MEDLINE, PubMed, MEDLARS, etc. Commercial web resources (Medscape, MedConnect, MedicineNet) add to the list of resource databases providing some of their content for open access. Several web-libraries (Medical matrix, Emory libraries) have been developed as meta-sites, providing useful links to health resources globally. Availability of specific dermatology-related websites (DermIs, DermNet, and Genamics Jornalseek) is useful addition to the ever growing list of web-based resources. A researcher must keep in mind the strengths and limitations of a particular search engine/database while searching for a particular type of data. Knowledge about types of literature and levels of detail available, user interface, ease of access, reputable content, and period of time covered allow their optimal use and maximal utility in the field of medicine.


How to cite this article:
Jain V, Raut DK. Medical literature search dot com.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2011;77:135-140


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Jain V, Raut DK. Medical literature search dot com. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 24 ];77:135-140
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