07-12-2016 10:01 AM
I'd like to suggest a feature where keywords can be grouped into "Keyword sets". For example, I could have a Keyword Set named "Chronic Pain", within which I would include various chronically painful illnesses, such as "fibromyalgia", "post-herpetic neuralgia", "diabetic neuropathy", etc. Then I could search for "fibromyalgia" and get all my references pertaining to that illness, while "chronic pain" would pull all references related to fibromyalgia or post-herpetic neuralgia or diabetic neuropathy. This would allow me to search broadly or narrowly as I wished, without having to list all the sub-keywords within "chronic pain."
As long as I'm dreaming, it would be nice to have multiple layers of Keyword sets. It would also be nice to put a keyword within several Keyword sets. For example, post-herpetic neuralgia might be a sub-keyword of both "Chronic Pain" as well as "Neurological disorders."
I've looked in your help screens, but haven't found anything like this.
07-12-2016 12:34 PM - edited 01-26-2017 11:04 AM
Are you searching PubMed thru the online Connect feature? I suspect you might be wanting to search remotely under the fields "MeSH major topics" and "MeSH terms" for this facility. Then you can search the retrieved records for your specifics? - -I guess to transfer this to the library itself, you would need to ensure that these two groups of keywords be moved into endnote fields?
01-26-2017 09:06 AM
I had the same problem and found a way around it.
I've arranged a table (in Excel) of keywords, with their parents keywords.
So, to use your example:
My keyword for "fibromyalgia" is: "Chronic Pain-"fibromyalgia".
The result is that I can search for the parent keyword or for the indevidual specific keywords, depending on what I need.
08-13-2018 07:01 PM
Thank you for the suggestion. I have essentially been doing what you suggest, but was hoping for something easier to manage. Once I get to the level of Treatments - pharmacology - antidepressants - SSRIs - fluoxetine - side effects - cognitive, it takes a long time to type in each keyword.