[BiO BB] ANNOUNCE: BioMail at Bioinformatics.Org

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Mon Dec 3 12:06:17 EST 2001



                     @ BIOINFORMATICS.ORG

We are pleased to announce that BioMail 0.70 is now up and running at
Bioinformatics.Org. For information about what BioMail does and why you
should use it, see the description below.

The URL is http://www.bioinformatics.org/biomail

BioMail is a small web-based application for medical researchers,
biologists, and anyone who wants to know the latest information about a
disease or a biological phenomenon. It is written to automate searching
for recent scientific papers in the PubMed Medline database. BioMail is
free and will stay free.

What does BioMail do?
Periodically BioMail does a user-customized Medline search and sends all
matching articles recently added to Medline to the users' e-mail
address. HTML-formatted e-mails generated by BioMail can be used to view
selected references in medline format (compatible with most reference
manager programs).

Why is BioMail helpful?
If you use Medline, it may be hard to remember when you did your last
search. Often you must scan titles you have already seen to be certain
you didn't miss an important reference. BioMail will perform routine
searches for you. This program alerts users to all new papers in their
fields automatically. It also helps the user to 'refine' search patterns
once and for all. There is no need to wonder: 'What was that great
search pattern I used last Saturday?'. All patterns are safe in the
database and can be accessed, tuned, or deleted any time.

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