Quertle: The Conceptual Relationships Alternative Search Engine for Pubmed
Quertle: The Conceptual Relationships Alternative Search Engine for PubMed. Quertle, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite E-170, Henderson, NV 89052; 303.495.5364; http://www.quertle.info; email, [email protected] Free website, funded by targeted educational and research-oriented ads. Quertle is a website that is a relatively new third-party tool for interacting with PubMed. This search engine describes itself as a “relationship-driven biomedical search” tool that is “designed by biomedical professionals for biomedical professionals.” The two doctoral-degreed researchers who created Quertle (the name is derived from the word query) are Jeff Saffer and Vicki Burnett, both biomedical informatics researchers who wanted a search engine that would be able to pinpoint the most relevant citations for their research. Their first beta version came out in May 2009, and the current version 2 became available in November 2009. Quertle now includes all of PubMed, TOXLINE, National Institutes of Health RePORTER (a database of grant applications), full-text articles from PubMed Central and BioMed Central, news items from FierceMarkets, and scientific whitepapers and research posters that have been submitted directly to Quertle.