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Retrieval

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Abstract

This chapter discusses retrieval or search. It begins with an overview of the search process. It then turns attention to the general principles of searching, including a description of exact-match and partial-match approaches. This is followed by a discussion of specific searching interfaces. The chapter closes with a discussion of document delivery and a specific type of retrieval known as information filtering.

Keywords

  • Exact-match searching
  • Boolean operators
  • Partial-match searching
  • Term selection
  • Document delivery
  • Notification
  • Information filtering

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  • 17 September 2020

    The original version of the book was inadvertently published with wrong Equations 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4, and the revised equations were updated in the chapter as follows,

Notes

  1. 1.

    https://www.ovid.com/

  2. 2.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/help/

  3. 3.

    https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/

  4. 4.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/help/

  5. 5.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/advanced/

  6. 6.

    https://pubmedhh.nlm.nih.gov/

  7. 7.

    https://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/

  8. 8.

    https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/

  9. 9.

    https://cran.r-project.org/package=rentrez

  10. 10.

    https://biopython.org/DIST/docs/api/Bio.Entrez-module.html

  11. 11.

    https://kfinder.com/kfinder/

  12. 12.

    https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/issg-search-filters-resource/

  13. 13.

    https://www.hon.ch/HONselect/

  14. 14.

    http://www.tripdatabase.com

  15. 15.

    https://guidelines.ecri.org/

  16. 16.

    https://www.guidelinecentral.com/summaries/

  17. 17.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/

  18. 18.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/about/pubreader/

  19. 19.

    https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional

  20. 20.

    https://www.comscore.com/Insights/Rankings#tab_search_share/

  21. 21.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_search_engines

  22. 22.

    https://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/

  23. 23.

    https://www.blog.google/products/search/how-google-autocomplete-works-search/

  24. 24.

    https://www.google.com/advanced_search

  25. 25.

    https://developers.google.com/apis-explorer

  26. 26.

    https://ads.google.com/home/

  27. 27.

    https://www.google.com/adsense/start/

  28. 28.

    https://www.gnu.org/software/gift/

  29. 29.

    https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1325808

  30. 30.

    https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

  31. 31.

    https://openi.nlm.nih.gov/

  32. 32.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search

  33. 33.

    http://www.informatics.jax.org/

  34. 34.

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/

  35. 35.

    https://medlineplus.gov/about/using/searchtips/

  36. 36.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search/

  37. 37.

    https://www.ohsu.edu/library/get-it-for-me-service

  38. 38.

    https://docline.gov/docline/

  39. 39.

    https://nnlm.gov/

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Hersh, W. (2020). Retrieval. In: Information Retrieval: A Biomedical and Health Perspective. Health Informatics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47686-1_5

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