Abstract Sifter: a comprehensive front-end system to PubMed

Nancy Baker, Thomas Knudsen, Antony Williams
  • F1000Research, December 2017, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
  • DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12865.1

The PubMed Abstract Sifter - An Integrated Microsoft Excel-PubMed Desktop Application

What is it about?

We present a tool, the Abstract Sifter, built to improve efficiency in searching PubMed. Specifically, this tool was designed with the following objectives: 1) To make it quicker and easier to find relevant articles in PubMed; 2) To visualize the “literature landscape”, which can help focus on key relevant articles; 3) To make it easier to evaluate and take notes on abstracts; and 4) To facilitate collaboration on literature tasks.

Why is it important?

The Abstract Sifter can facilitate many PubMed literature tasks by enabling rapid identification, triage, and tracking of relevant articles. The literature landscape viewing and navigating capabilities give researchers distinctive insight into characteristics of a literature corpus.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Antony John Williams and Thomas Knudsen