Sunday, January 08, 2006

SLIM: Slider Interface for MEDLINE/PubMed searches

First of all: A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY! "May the library be with YOU!" Picked via old fashion mail discussion list LIS-MEDICAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK from Andrew Booth. SLIM: Slider Interface for MEDLINE/PubMed searches This SLIM slider looks an interesting way of applying limits to Medline. In particular the study design field is potentially interesting for EBM http://pmi.nlm.nih.gov/slide/ This fits perfectly into the knowledge that users do like more VISUAL and GRAPHICAL interfaces. The Net-Generation will like this, it is ease to understand and the options are clear without having to read a lot of explanation. Learning by doing ... It seem the interface (the presets) does NOT go very well with FireFox, but maybe this is temorarily ... See also: SLIM: an alternative Web interface for MEDLINE/PubMed searches - a preliminary study Michael Muin* , Paul Fontelo* , Fang Liu* and Michael Ackerman* http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6947/5/37
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