App Review: PubMed Mobile Apps for Browsing Research Articles

By Ravish Amin

PubMed Mobile is available as a free download from the Android Market

Users can search, retrieve, view, email and save abstracts and articles from the PubMed database. The app is similar to Search Pubmed and Pubmed Search, both of which integrate the Pubmed database. 

What makes the PubMed Mobile app unique is that the user design for the app is simple with an emphasis on article content and medical terms. The mobile abstracts search presentation is important for researchers and clinicians to browse several articles in search results by displaying author, journal, and article title.

Choosing the right app based on search result presentation increases user satisfaction. Incremental features such as tags or filters dramatically increase search relevance. Other options include using Google Scholar or searching from, features that offer enhanced algorithms for sorting queries.

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