RefSenseRefSense is the name of both a web interface to PubMed, and a set of command line tools for accessing PubMed. (Note: RefSense was previously distributed as 'Biblio'.)
The web interface is currently broken. It used to provide easy access to PubMed's data as well as some useful tools not found at the actual PubMed site.
The command line tools allow you to search PubMed from a terminal (such as xterm), retrieve web pages or PDFs, find related articles, convert to BibTeX (convenient for LaTeX users), and much more by only using a keyboard. And you can get convenient word completion on titles, author names, etc, as well!
AvailabilityDownload version 1.2, distributed under the GNU Public License.
This release adds a couple of simple features and a fix of a
serious bug in
The source code for RefSense can be found at GitHub.
DependenciesYou need the following Perl packages installed to make RefSense work:
Previous versionsVersion 1.0 was the first stable release.
Included commandsThe following commands are available:
ExamplesHere is an example of what you can do. How many papers were published by von Heijne in 2002?
>pmsearch -c year=2002 author=von+Heijne 9How many since 2000?
>pmsearch -c year=2000- author=von+Heijne 49
To list them:
>pubmed year=2000- author=von+Heijne 11976343 Vilar M et al (2002) "Insertion and topology of a plant viral movement protein in the endoplasmic reticulum membrane." J Biol Chem 277(26), 23447--23445 12441395 Nilsson J, Persson B, Von Heijne G (2002) "Prediction of partial membrane protein topologies using a consensus approach." Protein Sci 11(12), 2974--2978 [snip, 47 more]There are more examples!