|data fields||search modes||indexes||database||links|
Standard search mode data fields (quick search fields are marked with an *):
|ab||abstract||ik||corporate name||lk||second corporate name||sr||researcher code|
|av||author||im*||name||na||title||st*||number of pages|
|bn||bibliographical level||is*||ISSN||on*||original title||ti||document type|
|ci||cobiss id||it*||temporary ISSN||op||remarks||ul||document source URL|
|ct||cobiss type||iv||author's ID in the deta base||pd||parent_docid||ur||URL (doi)|
|de*||MeSH descriptors||iz||Slovenian abstract||pi*||surname, first letter of the name||u1||secondary URL|
|dr||country of publication||ja||abstract language||pn*||translated title||vl||role|
|dv||date of entry||jd*||document language||po*||subtitle||vn||entered by|
|d1*||descriptors 1||je*||languages||pr*||surname||vo||content labels|
|d2*||descriptors 2||ji*||abstract language||pv*||key words||vu*||volume|
|hn||hierarchical level||jp||key word language||rc||record||za*||publisher|
|ia||ID of superior data record||ki*||publication place||re*||journal||zm||frozen number of authorsv|
|ib*||ISBN||k1||meeting's serial number||rf||references||zs||serial number|
|id*||document ID||k2||meeting place||sa||number of authors||zv*||tome|
|ig||glossary name||k3||meeting year||si||institution code|
|ij||edition||le*||year||sk||secondary corporate name|
Seach expression has a general form
operand logical operator operand logical operator ..., where logical operator can be
and, can be also written as an & symbol, and
or, can also be used as a comma (,).
And is performed first, followed by or. To change this priority order, use parentheses.
Operand is composed as: data field label relational operator value.
Relational operators are:
|:||contains||!=||does not equal to||%<||field length less than|
|!:||does not contain||<||less than||%=||field length equal to|
|=||equals to||>||more than||%>||field length more than|
Biomedicina Slovenica (BS) is a Slovenian bibliographic data base for the field of biomedicine. From its beginning in 1976 it is being built by Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It includes data from publications, published in Slovenia and publications by Slovenian authors, published abroad. All must be of substantional value and must also meet several additional criteria.
During the buildup of the database MEDLARS standards, as used by MEDLINE, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database, are applied. In preparation of the documents in BS they are given English descriptors from the NLM's MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), hierarchically controlled vocabulary thesaurus. Up to 5 Slovenian descriptors 1, describing the most important aspects of the paper, are added, followed by up to 12 descriptors 2 for secondary topics. The precise meaning of the descriptors can be further clarified by additional words, qualifiers. If required additional terms are given, for concepts, not covered by MeSH.
Why Biomedicina Slovenica, if there are many other sources to look for medical information on the web, most notably Google? BS includes many specific data that have escaped international search services, it helps accomodate new findings from the field of medicine in Slovenian area and it shortens the time required to produce a comprehensive bibliography of individual researchers and of entire institutions. In recent years BS also evolved into a support tool for validatiom of research in Slovenian biomedicine.
Criteria for inclusion
Biomedicina Slovenica collects data from Slovenian scientific and technical publications in biomedicine. Therefore the following criteria are used for inclusion into BS: authorship, relevance for biomedicine and the quality of the document. Authorship: publications of the authors that work and/or live in Slovenia, and of the authors either of Slovenian origin or Slovenian citizens that live and work abroad. Regardless of the authorship articles, published in Slovenian journals and contributions from congress and conference proceedings taking place on Slovenian soil, and in monographs, published here, are included. Doctoral dissertations, master's theses and the like, from Slovenian universities, are also included.
Due to medical affiliation the following papers are included without standard selection: doctoral and master's theses from Faculties of Medicine in Ljubljana and Maribor, Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana and Faculty of Health Studies, also in Ljubljana. The same is valid for the publications of members of Faculties of Medicine in Ljubljana and Maribor, as well as: members of major health institutions, articles in Slovenian biomedical journals, other papers, published in Slovenia and related to the field of biomedicine, i. e. medicine, stomatology, veterinary medicine, biology and their basic sciences.
According to importance of contents the documents in BS are classified into: monographs, proceedings and yearbooks, research reports, dissertations, articles in Slovenian and foreign journals, book chapters, individual papers from proceedings, jubilees, obituaries and interviews ... Abstracts, published in journals, cited by the Science Citation Index, and published in proceedings since 1997, are also included.
Due to minor significance and ephemerality of contents, reports from congresses and symposia, book reviews, reports from meetings of societies and the like are not included.
How to update an incomplete bibliography? Do it through COBISS, Slovenian Co-operative Online Bibliographic System and Services. Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics is a member of COBISS since 1997. So bibliographies of scholars from the field of biomedicine are also available through COBISS (its COBIB service) since that date.