Friday, 24 October 2014

Europe PMC Open Access Facts: a celebration of all things Open Access for #OAweek2014

Europe PMC does lots of things in the Open Access arena. For Open Access week 2014, we summarised some of them in a series of tweets over the course of the week. They are gathered together here:












2. Articles in #EuropePMC in the #openaccess set: #OAfact #OAweek2014

3. Textminers: Access the full text #openaccess subset from #EuropePMC via the FTP site #OAfact #OAweek2014


4. #EuropePMC has 26 European funders with #openaccess policies #OAfact #OAweek2014













6. Details of Grants awarded by the #EuropePMC Funders are openly available for download via API: #OAfact #OAweek2014

7. Charities combine to create the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF); articles published are available from #EuropePMC #OAfact #OAweek2014

8. #EuropePMC is a green and gold #openaccess repository #OAfact #OAweek2014

9. #openaccess is for life for all, not just for a limited period or for the lucky few #OAfact #EuropePMC #OAweek2014

10. #EuropePMC directly links articles to related data we find in the #openaccess full text #OAfact #OAweek2014

11. #EuropePMC articles and records are enriched by external links to other relevant content including PE summaries, data #OAfact #OAweek2014

12. #openaccess articles about #openaccess on #EuropePMC, e.g. | #OAfact #OAweek2014













14. Full text XML, high-res figures and supplemental data of OA articles via web services: #OAfact #EuropePMC #OAweek2014








16. Search for articles with a clear CC-BY licence: http://europepmc.org/search?scope=fulltext&page=1&query=%28LICENSE%3A%22CC-BY%22%29 #OAfact #EuropePMC #OAweek2014

17. #EuropePMC now has #openaccess books as well as articles, patents, clinical guidelines and more #OAfact #OAweek2014

18. You saw it here first: #A2Ucomp launches again Nov – entrants write PE summaries of #openaccess #EuropePMC articles #OAfact #OAweek2014

We’d love to hear from you about how these Open Access resources are useful to you.

To stay up-to-date with Europe PMC news you can  follow us on Twitter @EuropePMC_news

Friday, 17 October 2014

Evidence Finder: testing, testing!

Evidence Finder (EvF) provides a new way of searching Europe PMC that will help you find the most relevant articles more quickly. By surfacing “facts” based on biological concepts, EvF enhances the Europe PMC search, targeting relevant sentences from within full text articles. Over the next few weeks, we will be running an experiment on the Europe PMC website that will incorporate EvF and explore how it is used.


How EvF works on the Europe PMC website
 
When you search for a  gene, protein, disease or metabolite in Europe PMC, a panel of questions relevant to the query will appear next to the search results (left: EvF questions generated in response to a search for malaria).








Clicking on a question will elicit a search for assertions related to that question from the full text content of articles in Europe PMC. Relevant sentences from the articles will be displayed right on the search results page so you can quickly assess the relevance of search results (below:  EvF results in answer to the question “What causes malaria?).

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The Experiment

EvF is developed by NaCTeM, and has been available via the Europe PMC labs site since February 2012, for a trial period (from 15th October 2014 to 20th January 2015), EvF questions will appear on the full text search results page of the main Europe PMC website. The goal of this experiment is to provide the opportunity for Europe PMC users to try EvF in the context of their normal searching. After this trial period, we will analyse the use of EvF, and if it is popular and useful, this functionality could be incorporated into the Europe PMC website.

Try these examples to get started using EvF:

RAF1 | diabetes | COPD | bevacizumab | hypertension

“Evidence Finder pushes the limits of searching the scientific literature," says Jo McEntyre, head of Literature Services at EMBL-EBI. "There is so much information buried deep within research articles;  we have to constantly invent better ways to capture and capitalise on these insights. Now, in the era of big data and open science, we can be more innovative than ever before."

Feedback


We are very interested in any feedback you would like to give us on your experiences using Evidence Finder, and would love to hear from you: please use the blue Feedback tab at the bottom of every Europe PMC page, post a comment on this blog entry, or email us at helpdesk@europepmc.org.

Furthermore, if you are a text or data miner who has developed an algorithm or application that adds value to the full text open access content, and would like to explore how to link up with Europe PMC, we would like to hear from you.

Further information about EvF can be found in the FAQ:


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