DATA  MINING   


FOR PHYSICIANS
update 7/01 by sda
Major   Medical  Databases
 Pub Med
  Grateful Med / NLM
indexes 4,000+  journals   
has 40 databases & Medline
from Medline--data since1966
  MedLinePlus
  Google
need to dig down
fast, lists popular first
lots of links
perhaps biggest database
  Meta-Search Engines
 MedsiteNavigator
  HealthGate
  HealthFinder
CliniWeb
MetaCrawler
MWSearch
MedNet
DogPile
PowerSearch
Eureka
MetaSearch.com 
MEL
HealthAtoZ
General Search Engines                   Members Only Organizations & Topics
AltaVista
Excite
InfoSeek
Yahoo
Lycos
Northern Light
HotBot
Mamma
Ask Jeeves
Physicians On Line
Harrison's On Line*
MedMatrix
PDR
MDConsult*
OncoLink
MedScape
PDQ
ACP-ASIM links
CDC
ZDNET-Medical
Merck Manuel
RxList 
MerckMedicus
  
Power Tips  to   
TurboCharge your   
Web  Searches  
 
1)  use Boolean terms                 AND  OR  NOT                  (use all caps)
2)  open Word     & copy data to Word then print once at end    (control-A, control-C, control-v)
3)  use Key Word as first word in your search string
4)  to require a set phrase use     "  "   or  (  ) 
5)  turn off graphics  if the WWW is the World Wide Wait

circa 2001:
Note that the WWW is perhaps only about 10% of the Internet.  
In 1999 the WWW was doubling in size about every 4 months. 
7/01 over 1 Billion web pages & 65 x that many in searchable databases
Other parts of the intranet can have far more info-- e.g. Intranets,Telnet, Usenet, FTP,  Gopher.
Note that major search engines search perhaps only about 30% of the WEB 
        and search engines search in different ways. Their search data is also sorted in different ways
        and generally this is by a combination of popularity, payment, quality, relevancy. 
There are over 500 Search Engines on the web (actually 3,000 plus  6/00) (see Search Engine Watch for a list)
Shorten an address name to it's root directory when looking for more info at a given site.