PubMed Food Problem: Cruciferous Vegetables

To do a PubMed search for cruciferous vegetables that includes such species as Radish and Arugula, each species must be done separately. By Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence and Xiaomei Gu In order to do successful searches for cruciferous vegetables in PubMed, it helps to know exactly what “cruciferous” means, which makes it easier to understand […]

PubMed Food Problem: Red Meat

By Eric Rumsey and Janna Lawrence As we’ve discussed before, searching for “red meat” in PubMed is difficult because the subject is poorly covered in the MeSH vocabulary. Not only is there not a term for “red meat,” but there are also no MeSH terms for specific kinds of red meat (beef, pork, etc.). There […]

Is Chocolate A Food? A Problem In PubMed – 2016 Update

Because most plant-based foods are under “plants” instead of “food” in PubMed, articles on chocolate may not be retrieved in a search for Food. By Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence and Xiaomei Gu As we’ve written, searching for plant-based foods (PBFs) in PubMed is difficult because of the way the MeSH system is organized. This is […]

Is Chocolate A Food? A Problem In PubMed

By Eric Rumsey and Janna Lawrence [Check out additional articles on PubMed & Plant-Based Foods] As we’ve written, searching for food-related subjects in PubMed is difficult because of the way the MeSH system is organized. Plant-based foods are especially difficult because in most cases they are treated mainly as plants rather than food. One result of treating plant-based […]

Plant-Based Foods – A Tricky PubMed Search – Revised 2016

By Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence and Xiaomei Gu As we discussed in an article earlier this year, searching for nutrition in PubMed has improved greatly since NLM brought the subject together in one explosion (Diet, Food, and Nutrition). This ability to search the field of nutrition easily has helped in searching for plant-based foods [PBFs] […]

Plant-Based Foods – An Inclusive PubMed Search – Revised 2016

By Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence and Xiaomei Gu Searching for nutrition topics in PubMed is tricky. It’s especially difficult to search for plant-based foods (PBF’s). In 2014, we published an article that addresses this problem that contained a hedge for searching for PBF’s. A few months ago, the National Library of Medicine introduced a new explosion […]