DrugMonkey waxes philosophical about "Google" morphing into a verb and how PubMed hasn't quite reached that point. Researchers, especially those at large, well-funded universities, can go to PubMed with a query and come away with relevant journal articles. But not everyone has that luxury, such as researchers in the developing world and even professors and students at smaller colleges in the developed world, and that's where DrugMonkey pipes up for open access. "The ability to pubmed primary research articles is a default part of our household. Perhaps not used as extensively as the google, but certainly an important and palpable feature of our normal lives. I see no reason not to extend this benefit to everyone," says the post.
"Just PubMed It" Could Catch On…
Jul 08, 2008