My NCBI is a free, free, free tool. You can tie it to your Google account, or make a new one. I won’t lecture the Millennials on how hard it used to be doing lit searches. In the Olden Dayes, having a library key was a sign of status, and critical to grant writing.
What can you do with MyNCBI?
- set up automatic literautre searches – lots of them, whatever keywords you want
- Save stuff, make your own collections
- set filter options for manual searches
- set up “My Bibliography” – lets other people find your pubs
- be in compliance with NIH public access policy for your own pubs
But mostly, it’s the first on that list. Every Sunday night I get the results of about 10 searches. There is an art to picking the key words, but it is one easily mastered. Some of my searches are very broad, some very specific. And some results are worth the Sunday night smile:
Are you sure about this one?
Understanding dosing: children are small adults, neonates are immature children. Anderson BJ, Holford NH. Arch Dis Child. 2013 Sep;98(9):737-44. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-303720. Epub 2013 Jul 5. Review. PMID: 23832061
And for the anatomy fiends out there (somehow tongues are always funny):
Short Faces, Big Tongues: Developmental Origin of the Human Chin. Coquerelle M, Prados-Frutos JC, Rojo R, Mitteroecker P, Bastir M.PLoS One. 2013 Nov 15;8(11):e81287.PMID: 24260566
And best of all:
Comparison of Muscle Activation while Performing Tasks Similar to Activities of Daily Livings with and without a Cock-up Splint. Jung HY, Jung NH, Chang MY. J Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Oct;25(10):1247-1249. Epub 2013 Nov 20. PMID: 24259768 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Free PMC Article
Yes, I find that if I remove the cock-up splint, the cock-up filter, and the cock-up cooking, my activities of daily living are much smoother.