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3. Medline and Bibliography Tools

3.1 BioMail

BioMail is a small Web-based application for medical researchers and biologists. It is written to automate searching for recent scientific papers in the PubMed Medline database. Periodically BioMail does a user-customized Medline search and sends all matching articles recently added to Medline to the user's e-mail address.

3.2 DubMed

DubMed is a java-based Medline (Pubmed) interface. Its server-side backend gets search results from the Entrez system at the National Library of Medicine. DubMed offers a visual search strategy palette, and uses a journal metadata repository to link found citations to online journal articles when available.

3.3 Pybliographer

Pybliographer is a tool for managing bibliographic databases. It supports several bibliography formats and can be used for searching, editing, reformatting, etc, through its nice graphical interface for GNOME. Due to its nature, it can be extended to many uses (generating HTML pages according to bibliographic searches, etc). It is provided with sample scripts. Internationalization, support for Medline, support for LyX, speedups, and more.

3.4 sixpack

sixpack is a graphic and commandline bibliography database manager written in Perl/Tk. It interacts with the supplied package bp, which can import and export from a big array of formats: bibtex, endnote, medline, procite, and many others. It can download references directly off the Web, and open articles using external viewers.

3.5 Surfraw

Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web) provides a Unix command-line interface to a variety of popular Web search engines and sites, including Google, Altavista, Raging, DejaNews, Research Index, Yahoo!, WeatherNews, Slashdot, Freshmeat, and many others. New elvi clients for Freshmeat, NewScientist, MedLine, and PubMed databases (PubMed, Nucleotide, Protien, Genome, Structure, Popset), and support for more Google search types (BSD, Linux, Mac and UncleSam).


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