A plain text version of PubMed exists that works with handheld devices: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/queryd.fcgi?linkbar=plain
Link-out to the full-text article (if available) from the Citation screen. PMoT will launch your PDA&apos;s browser with the URL given by PubMed. You will not be able to go &quot;back&quot; to PMoT from the full-text site; you will need to re-start PMoT. » Improved error handling.
For the first use, the Search preferences default to no Profile, no clustered results, and return 50 results. For subsequent uses, the Search preferences and the Profile will be set to their state when PubMed on Tap was closed. Fewer results may be the appropriate choice for devices with lower throughput.
If results are not clustered, abbreviated results appear in PubMed order. The default display mode is Summary. Each Summary consists of the article publication, the first author name and up to two lines of the title. Scroll down to view all returned Summaries.
Scroll down to read the abstract and other citation data. Tap the house icon to return to the Search Tab. On Palm devices, tap the blue back arrow to return to the Results Tab. On PocketPC devices, close the Citation window to return to the Results Tab. Tap the “RA” icon to retrieve Related Articles. Note: You cannot “go back” to the Citation screen from the Related Articles results.
Caveats: The link is usually to the publisher’s web site. If the link is not to free-full-text, you may not have permission to view the full text. The full text may be in PDF format rather than in html text. PubMed on Tap does not control how the full text article is rendered. That is a function of your browser and the target URL. Palm PDAs run only one program at a time. To resume using PubMed on Tap, you must close the browser and re-start PubMed on Tap. PocketPCs can keep multiple programs open. You may close the browser and resume using PubMed on Tap directly.
There are six possible clusters, the five shown here and “Other”. Citations are assigned to EBM clusters using MeSH terms and Publication Type. Therefore, articles that are not yet indexed will fall into the Journal Article or the Other cluster. The “English + Human” limit compliments the EBM clustering option; it will limit the search to indexed articles.
When you click on the &quot;Search MEDLINE/PubMed&quot; link available on the application&apos;s home page, you reach a screen from which you can search PubMed with no filters, or you can narrow your search using the Systematic Reviews or Clinical Queries filters.
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Personal Digital Assistant Resources
from the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine
(NLM) has developed several
information resources specifically
designed for use on Personal
Digital Assistants (PDAs).
This workshop is an introduction
to two of these applications.
Describe NLM’s PubMed applications for the
Locate and install the relevant software.
Search PubMed/Medline via a specialized
interface that is formatted for the PDA.
Use filters and limits for advanced
View search results on the PDA.
Browse journal abstracts on the PDA.
Search ClinicalTrials.gov on the PDA.
Provide feedback on these products.
PubMed Applications for the
PubMed on Tap 1.6
PubMed on Tap (PMoT) is an research
application for PDAs that brings MEDLINE®
citations directly to the PDA through a wireless
connection to the Internet.
PubMed for Handhelds
A service that allows one to access the PubMed
interface via a PDA equipped with an Internet
Both products are free.
PMOT: Special Features
PMoT features include:
PubMed search limits
History of previous searches
Save selected citations to the Memo Pad
A clustered results option.
Link-out to the full-text article (if available)
from the Citation screen
PubMed for Handhelds:
To use this service your PDA should have either
a wireless or physical connection to the Internet
and a Web browser.
Users can also search offline by utilizing a
product such as AvantGo (
http://www.avantgo.com/). AvantGo allows
Internet content to be captured and loaded to a
PDA that has no Internet connection.
Browse journal abstracts and search for clinical
PMoT System Requirements:
Palm PDA or Smart-phone with an Internet connection –
via CDMA, GSM (the cell phone network) or through a
WiFi LAN (802.11b).
Pocket PC PDA or Smart-phone with an Internet
PubMed for Handhelds System Requirements
There are no files to install thus it is platform independent.
It works with Palm OS, PocketPC and Linux PDAs.
Compatible with any Web browser – AvantGo, Blazer,
EudoraWeb, WebPro, Internet Explorer, etc.
Has been tested with 802.11b, Bluetooth, infrared,
wireless modem and desktop synch.
Locating and Installing the
To download PubMed on Tap and to
become an evaluator, go to:
You can also beam PMoT directly from
one PDA to another.
To access PubMed for Handhelds
point your browser to: http://
The PMoT proxy server runs on an
R&D http server. You may experience
an occasional irregularity.
To open PubMed
on Tap, tap the
icon labeled “PM
PMoT: The Search Tab part 1
The functions of PMoT
are grouped into tabs.
The right & left arrows
in the upper right
corner are used to
scroll through the tabs
(or use the drop down
The default tab is the
PMoT: The Search Tab part 2
Enter search terms on
the line after “For:”.
You can select a
return of 50, 40 or 20
articles at a time
(default is 50).
to execute the search.
PMoT: The Results Tab
Summary vs. Brief
Viewing the Citation
Saving a Citation
PMoT: View the Citation
To view the citation for
an article, tap
anywhere on the
Summary or Brief text.
Tap* the back arrow to
return to the results
tab. Note the color change
in the article number.
PMoT: Saving a Citation to the
Click the Computer
Disk icon at the bottom
of the Citation screen
to save a citation to
the memo pad.
You can then beam
the citation to others
and/or hotsync it to
PMoT: Related Articles
Tap the Page icon with
the characters RA at
the bottom of the
Citation screen to
Articles for the given
Note: it is not possible to
“go back” to the original
results from here.
Tap the Link icon at the
bottom of the Citation
screen to link-out to the full-
text article (if available) for
the given bibliographic
record. PMoT will launch
your PDA’s browser.
If the icon is green, it is a
free full-text link.
Note: it is not possible to “go
back” to the original results
PMoT: The Clustered Results
Tab part 1
Search results can be clustered by Journal
Subject or by EBM (Evidence Based
Medicine) clusters. Select the preferred
results option from the menu on the Search
tab & execute the search. The results
appear in a tree hierarchy on the Cluster
Tap on the ‘+’ sign to expand a node and to
reveal truncated titles. Keep tapping to
retrieve the citation.
PMoT: The History Tab
Tap the History Tab to
see the previous 20
Tap on a search string
to select it, then tap
the ‘Copy to Search
Tab’ button. Tap the
globe to execute a
PMoT: The Profile Tab
Limits can be
applied to a search
query by using
functions on the
Profile Tab. Tap the
Profile tab to see
PMoT: The Profile Tab –
Options and Limits part 1
“Only items with abstracts”
“English + Human”
PMoT: The Profile Tab –
Options and Limits part 2
Example, to choose a
strategy, tap the down
arrow next to
‘Subsets’, then tap the
up & down arrows in
the box to scroll to the
desired query, select it
by tapping it.
To clear all profile
settings tap the ‘Reset’
PMoT: Using Your Profile
Return to the
Search tab, tap the
execute the search.
PMoT: Saving & Opening
To save a particular
Profile, tap the ‘Save
Profile’ button while
the desired profile is
displayed. You can
save up to 4 profiles.
Later, a profile can be
restored by opening
the ‘Open Profile’
Connecting to the
There are 5 options:
Read new Journal
Browsing Journal Abstracts on
This feature allows users to
view current journal
abstracts from core clinical
If the journal whose
abstracts you'd like to view
is not among those listed in
the pull-down menu, you
can search for any part of
the journal's title (or the
NLM title abbreviation) into
the search box on the lower
half of the screen.
Searching ClinicalTrials.gov on
Users may search
entering keywords for
treatment, etc. to
identify clinical trials
that may be occurring.
A method used for
questions & literature
searches. PICO may
be useful to those
interested in evidence-
Keeping Up-to-Date with
Join our mailing list and receive email
notification when we release a new
version of the PMoT client:
Providing Feedback to NLM
To give feedback on PMoT visit
or the PMoT User Forum.
You may e-mail questions to Susan Hauser at
To give feedback on PubMed Anywhere visit
http://certif.nlm.nih.gov/devt/nlm/, and use
the site’s Feedback link to send comments
to the developers.
You may also send questions, comments &
suggestions to email@example.com
(212) 822-7358 or 1-800-338-7657 (free for
calls from DE, NJ, NY or PA)
National Network of Libraries of
Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029
As of June 2004 PMoT is available for the PocketPC.
As of August 2004, the PubMed on Tap server no longer
supports requests from clients to email a Citation. “Because
our users are not required to log in for this service, there is
potential for abuse, and we need to close that hole. We
apologize to those of you who use this feature”*. A
workaround is to save the citation to the Memo Pad and either
email that from your PDA or hotsync it to your desktop
computer and email it from there.
As of December 2004, the My Journals feature of PMoT was
*The PubMed on Tap developers