Updated 31 May 2006
SRF Papers Search Terms
SRF's automated search, developed with our Advisory Board, downloads citations from PubMed each night. Once a week, the SRF editorial staff looks through the downloaded citations, eliminates anything that is not relevant, then makes the remaining citations available as the Current Papers for that week.
We are fairly confident that the terms "schizophren*," "schizoaffect*," and "schizotyp*" pull in most of the core papers of interest to researchers in schizophrenia, and we must stress that we're not trying to replicate PubMed. But we want to make sure we're getting most of the papers in related disorders and basic science that are relevant to the enterprise of discovering causes and treatments for schizophrenia. Thus, we search on a term like "neuregulin" and keep a subset of papers with that term. Our search term list currently pulls in about 110 papers per week, and of these, our editorial staff excludes about 20 percent. You can now help us to refine this search list. Contact Us with your suggestions (Select the category "Papers.")
Keep in mind that there has to be a high signal-to-noise ratio. One way to help us is to test your candidate search term on PubMed before sending it to us. Search "CANDIDATE TERM not schizophrenia not psychosis." If you get only a couple of clearly relevant hits in the first 20 papers, that would probably not be a useful term. Some examples:
*p50, p300 - these are also the name of proteins, and the EEG papers pulled in are either too basic or in unrelated disorders. We can't cover the whole field of EEG research.
*antipsychot* -- Clinical papers in other disorders or case reports that happen to mention concomitant use of schizophrenia drugs might swamp our weekly searches.
Here's another approach: Search the SRF Papers database for your own papers and discover which are missing, and try to determine why.
SRF PubMed Search Terms, v1.0
Nota Bene: In our SRF Paper Search v2.0beta, we plan to add the terms "psychot*," "psychosis," "22q11," "velocardiofacial," "VCFS," "DiGeorge."
1. All Papers from the journals Schizophrenia Research or Schizophrenia Bulletin
2. Alpha 7 nicotinic acelylcholine receptor, CHRNA7
3. BDNF (review papers only)
5. DISC1, DISC2
6. Dopamine receptor D2, DRD2 (review papers only)
7. Dopamine receptor D3, DRD3
8. Dopamine receptor D5, DRD5
11. GABA* (review papers only)
12. GAD1, GAD2
16. Neuregulin, NRG
17. NMDA receptors (review papers only)
18. Nucleus accumbens
19. Prefrontal cortex
20. Prepulse inhibition
21. Proline dehydrogenase, PRODH
22. Reelin, RELN
23. Regulator of G-protein signaling
24. Schizophrenia (schizophren*, schizoaffect*, schizotyp*)
25. Ventral tegmental area