Make Your Own "Medical Journal" with iGoogle Personalized Page

Google.com/IG or iGoogle personalized page is also an RSS aggregator. You can use it to collect the feeds of your favorite journals in one easy-to-scan page. A free Google account is required.

As you can see in the screenshots below, I combined the feeds of NEJM, JAMA, Archives, BMJ, Clinical Evidence and AAFP on Google.com/IG.

You can make your journal page more interactive by by subscribing to JAMA audio summary, Johns Hopkins podcast, etc. There is even a text-to-speech module that works with iGoogle.


Figure 1. Click "Add stuff" in the top corner to add a RSS feeds to your personalized iGoogle page.



Figure 2. Use the search box to find RSS feeds for medical journals.


Figure 3. Entering just "NEJM" in the search box is enough to find the RSS feed of the New England Journal Medicine. Repeat the search for "BMJ" and "JAMA" to find the feeds of the corresponding journals.


Figure 4. You are done -- your personal medical journal has just been created.

Click here to subscribe to the RSS feeds of the "Big Five" medical journals (NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, Lancet and Annals) plus 2-3 subpecialty journals.

Click here to subscribe to the podcasts of 4 major medical journals in iGoogle.


How to use iGoogle

References:

Share iGoogle Tabs with Medical Journals, Podcasts and Gadgets
Backup Your iGoogle Page. Google Operating System, 04/2008.
Create and share "your own bundle" of recommended RSS feeds in Google Reader: http://bit.ly/hkoen
Google ranks the top 100 journals and NEJM is no more the "top dog" according to G Scholar Metrics for Publications http://goo.gl/unTjs


Some of the screenshots above are from an earlier version of iGoogle bu the general idea remains the same.

3 comments:

  1. please visit my online med feed aggregator:
    http://www.persianmed.ir/mednews/

    this is its sources (about 33 sources):
    http://persianmed.ir/mednews/?page_id=763

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  2. I've been doing this with MyYahoo for years, and sharing it for about six months...

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  3. Janiece the Librarian6/26/2007 12:39 AM

    Great idea. Just to let you know, the Lancet does now offer TOCs via RSS feed. Go to http://www.thelancet.com/online/rss

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