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Describe three unique features of PubMed database that sets this database apart from other evidence-based search engines.

Compare and contrast databases Cochrane Collaboration and Medline.

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1. Describe three unique features of PubMed database that sets this database apart from
other evidence-based search engines.
2. Compare and contrast databases Cochrane Collaboration and Medline.

Part one:
PubMed is the free search interface from the United States’ National Library of Medicine that
primarily accesses the MEDLINE database of abstracts and references on matters of life science
and also biomedical content. In addition to being a search engine, it provides contents that are
not part of MEDLINE. Some unique features of the database include:
The first unique PubMed’s feature is ‘My NCBI’. This feature allows one to save his/her search
strategy and even set’s up automatic email updates of one’s search strategy. This service is
amazing especially if one is working on a literature search that happens to be part of an ongoing
project. The search strategy can be run at one’s convenience or automatically on a selected
routine basis and the results sent to your email.
Second special feature of PubMed is its “Clinical Queries” section which provides
preprogrammed search strategies for effective searching of clinical problems. The section allows
searches for; Clinical Categories, Medical Genetics and Systematic Reviews which act as ‘point
of care’ resource as it can generate small sets of studies with much precision. The search by
“Clinical Categories” allows one to narrow his/her search to etiology, diagnosis, therapy or
prognosis. “Medical Genetics” searches references related contents in medical genetics with
specific filters focusing on one’s search results. Find “Systematic Reviews” helps one find
reviews of clinical trials, guidelines or evidence-based medicine.
Another unique feature of this database is the use of Medical Subject Headings or MeSH. When
one uses a MeSH term, he/she restricts his/her search to MEDLINE articles indexed with that
particular subject heading. The search retrieves fewer results or rather its more sensitive as it
compensates for the diversity of medical terms.

Part 2
Medline is premier bibliographic database for the U.S. National Library of Medicine that
contains references to journal articles on matters of life science though concentrating more on
biomedicine. On the other hand Cochrane is the premier database that pro...

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