PubMed Abstract Sifter

The Abstract Sifter is a Microsoft Excel based tool that greatly enhances literature searching in PubMed. The tool implements a novel “sifter” functionality for relevance ranking, giving the researcher a way to find articles of interest quickly. The Sifter assists researchers to triage results and keep track of articles of interest. The tool also gives researchers a view of the literature landscape for a set of entities such as chemicals or genes and makes it easy to dive deeper into areas of interest.