Medline Access

Some of the most useful Web functions for neurologists include search engines to the Medline Databases.

The MEDLINE file contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from over 3,800 current biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries. The file contains over 8.6 million records dating back to 1966. This database can be access through a variety of "browsers". One such browser, PubMed , was developed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It has been developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at Web sites of participating publishers. It has the advantage of ease of use, a frequently updated database, and no charge to users. Additional access to the complete Medline database via the WWW is available. Grateful Med was introduced in 1986 by the National Library of Medicine. This is user-friendly, and allows searches of multiple databases, including AIDSLINE and HealthSTAR. A user ID and account are no longer required, and the access is free. Medline access is also available outside of the Web, through services such as Physicians On-line or through telnet sites.

Go to the PubMed site and perform a medline search. If there is no topic that immediately comes to mind, why don't you search the topic of Epilepsy in Autism. Identify an article that is of interest to you. Find other closely related articles by clicking the "light bulb" or the "related articles" button. Then try the same search using Grateful Med. Notice that you may get two different results, even though both engines search the same Medline database.