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GP search engine deep into the web

SearchMedica, the search engine for GPs, has gained access to the password-protected parts of more than 60 key medical websites – offering GPs results from documents which may not be uncovered by other search engines.

The extra feature means SearchMedica can return results from the full text of relevant journal articles and other useful gated content in the so-called 'deep web'.

This has been achieved via agreements with the organisations responsible for the websites. These include: OnMedica; Oxford University Press; BioMed Central; NHS Alliance; and Health Service Journal.

Negotiations are in progress with another 250 sites for access to their normally protected content.

As the list grows, SearchMedica will be able to offer GPs unrivalled access to documents relevant to their work.

Results from the password-protected parts of websites are indicated on SearchMedica results pages by a red padlock.

Users wanting access to password-protected documents have to log in to the website concerned in the normal way.


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