How to improve your PubMed/MEDLINE searches: 2. display settings, complex search queries and topic searching

@article{Fatehi2014HowTI,
  title={How to improve your PubMed/MEDLINE searches: 2. display settings, complex search queries and topic searching},
  author={Farhad Fatehi and Leonard C. Gray and Richard Wootton},
  journal={Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={44 - 55}
}
Summary The way that PubMed results are displayed can be changed using the Display Settings drop-down menu in the result screen. There are three groups of options: Format, Items per page and Sort by, which allow a good deal of control. The results from several searches can be temporarily stored on the Clipboard. Records of interest can be selected on the results page using check boxes and can then be combined, for example to form a reference list. The Related Citations is a valuable feature of… 

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