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The following information is provided so you can see what's new on the Quertle site.
Much of what will be new in the coming versions will be based on your input.
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Quertle now supports automated Alerts.
For each saved search in your MyQuertle profile, you can choose whether or not to receive a weekly email Alert
showing new documents that meet your saved search criteria.
And, with a simple one-click link, you can view dynamically explore those new documents on the Quertle web site.
New Power Term™ Queries -
Several new Power Term™ queries have been added including automatic Power Term™ queries for "polymer", "biopolymer", and "synthetic polymer". The full list of Power Term™ queries is here.
Search Suggestions -
As you enter your search, Quertle now offers suggestions for completing the query.
Unlike other sites where the suggestions are based on what other users have searched for,
Quertle provides semantic suggestions based on facts stated in the documents,
helping you find what matters.
Support for Linking to Library Subscriptions Expanded to >1000 Organizations -
Thanks to requests from users and librarians around the world, Quertle results can now be connected to library subscriptions for many more organizations.
Simply create a MyQuertle account, choose your organization from the drop-down list, and the My Library link next to the retrieved documents will take you through your library to the article.
Need your organization added to the list? Click here to submit a request. It's free.
Allows users to save searches (including any applied filters) and easily re-execute them.
By indicating an organizational affiliation, users will also be able to access documents through their
institutional library subscriptions (previously done using a drop-down list on the Results page).
MyQuertle also allows users to indicate their preference for the number of results to show on each page.
This version lays the foundation for future MyQuertle functions, including automatic alerts and
more user preferences - both coming soon.
New Power Term™ Queries -
Many new Power Term™ queries have been added at the request of users.
Additions include $Hormones, $IonChannels, $NuclearHomoneReceptors, $Enzymes, and
$AlternativeModels (lower organisms and in vitro systems).
The full list of Power Term™ queries is here.
Still missing what you want? Let us know.
Improved Journal Searching -
Quertle now supports searching for journals using non-official, but popular abbreviations (such as PNAS).
If we didn't catch an abbreviation you want, please let us know.
Publication Types -
Quertle has added Video Audio Media as a publication type to assist in finding videos and other multimedia documents.
Connection to Institutional Subscriptions (Link Resolving) -
As requested by many libraries, Quertle has added the ISSN and PMID to all OpenURL requests.
Additional Improvements -
Many changes "under the covers" have been made to improve performance, precision, and recall.
User-selection of Institutional Subscriptions -
Users can now select their organization (on the Results page) to activate the "My Library" links.
This enables users off-campus to easily connect to subscriptions.
This is also for institutions that have not yet signed up for automatic recognition.
To request adding your institution to the drop-down list or to request automatic recognition,
Easy Access to Resources -
By request, Quertle has added a new Resources
link at the bottom of each page giving
quick access to the Quertle movie, training materials, browser tools, and resources
for adding Quertle to your own web page.
More Content -
The NIH RePORTER database of grant applications and the
National Library of Medicine TOXLINE database of biochemical,
pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals
have been added to Quertle's relationship-based searching.
More Access to Articles -
If your organization has registered with Quertle,
your institutional subscriptions will be accessible through the "My Library" link.
Registration is simple and completely free. Contact us for more information on link resolving.
Additional Document Highlighting -
In general, Quertle displays sentences that contain one or more relationships (subject-verb-object triplets) that match your query (or in the case of Keyword searching, the best matching sentence).
In each case, the search terms are highlighted in that text, as well as in the document title.
When you limit the results using, for example, the Also Containing filter, the matching term may be found elsewhere within the meaningful document content (e.g., elsewhere in the body of the document, in the MeSH terms, etc.).
In such cases, Quertle now shows the matching text with the matching term(s) highlighted.
Searching by Chemical ID - You can now search for literature on specific chemicals using a variety of IDs.
For example, use
BRN 1428746, or
1563-66-2 to find
Distinguish between CCL4 (the chemokine) and CCl4 (carbon tetrachloride) -
Logic was added to enable these two entities to be distinguished.
Use the proper capitalization and you will now get what you wanted.
New Power Term™ Queries - The list of Power Term™ queries continues to expand, thanks to suggestions from Quertle users. Keep the feedback coming in.
New Resources - Links are provided on the Home Page to a one-sheet tri-fold guide for
using Quertle and
a user's guide with
More Content - Quertle's content has been expanded as part of its ongoing efforts to provide all the relevant information in a single search interface. Now you can search News Reports (as reported by FierceMarkets Life Sciences and Health Care), so that new discoveries and information can be found before it is published in the literature. Quertle also has added scientific whitepapers and research posters that otherwise do not appear in the literature.
Searching for Multiple Authors - Based on user feedback, Quertle has changed the behavior of searching for multiple authors. When you enter more than one author, only documents that contain all of the names will be reported in the results.
Google Translator - Google's Translator has been added to the bottom of each page to assist researchers whose primary language is not English.
New Power Term™ queries - The list of Power Term queries continues to expand, thanks to suggestions from Quertle users. Keep the feedback coming in.
Expanded Power Term™ Queries - By popular demand, the list of Power Term™ queries (query terms that
represent entire classes of objects) has again been significantly expanded. The new list include additional
categories such as $FunctionalClass (representing protein functional classes like chemosensors or recombinases),
$CellLines (representing any cell line), and others.
Quertle also introduces "automatic" Power Term™ queries. Unlike the regular Power Term™ queries, which specifically
exclude the query term itself (for example, $Proteins finds any protein but NOT the word "protein"),
automatic Power Term™ finds the query term as well as members of its category. Examples include
"blood cancer", "flavones", "glycoprotein hormones", and many more.
The "automatic" Power Term™ does not require a $.
Check here for the full list of regular and automatic Power Term™ queries.
Continue to let us know what Power Term™ would help your searching!
"Behind the Scenes" Updates - Quertle has updated some of the searching mechanics,
including searching MeSH terms for keywords, to ensure the most relevant results are found.
Expanded Power Term™ Queries - The list of Power Term™ queries (query terms that
represent entire classes of objects) has been greatly expanded. Check
here for the full list.
Key Concept Organization - The Key Concepts filter
is now organized. If you have used a Power Term™ in your query, the members
of that class of objects will be separated. If you have posed a query, such as
"what regulates p53?", the key concepts that occur in the specific portion of the
relationship relevant to the "what" will be listed first.
For all queries, a General Concepts section will be
shown. These General Concepts are not limited to known entities and, depending on your
query, may be broken out into objects and actions.
Expanded Options for Date Filtering - Additional options for filtering by publication
date (last 3 years and last 5 year) are now provided.
Expanded Options for Publication Type Filtering - The list of publication types has be
Help and Assistance - A new Help file has been provided. In addition, useful hints
are accessible throughout the site.