Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 8, Issue 1–2, pp 103–110 | Cite as

Experience with microcomputer management of a personal medical literature collection

  • David G. Bjoraker


Microcomputers may be conveniently and effectively used to manage personal medical literature collections. A bibliographic data base consisting of the author, title, and source for each reference is entered and stored on magnetic tapes or disks. Document categorization and keyword assignment prior to entry is optional, thus allowing clerical personnel to maintain both the literature collection and the bibliographic data base. Subject searches using an array of search terms formulated by the medical user permit retrieval of relevant bibliographic citations. Current alphabetical and keyword-in-context listings of the documents in the collection may also be produced. The programming approach uses string processing and is within the capability of programmers with limited experience.


Data Base Search Term Medical Literature Limited Experience Programming Approach 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Bjoraker
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn Arbor

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