[Bioc-sig-seq] Querying Pubmed using search terms?

Sean Davis seandavi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 10:37:07 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:26 AM, Purnachander <purna at atc.tcs.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using "annotate" package to access articles from PUBMED. I found that I
> can access articles only If I know PMID's.
> For E.g:
>> id<-c("1939271" "2449431" "7729427" "7835343" "7836461" "7933101")
>> x<-pubmed(id)
> Is it possible to search Pubmed with query terms like "RNA-seq",
> "Metagenomics", etc.

As one possibility, see the NCBI eutils pages:


Use RCurl to make the calls to eutils and the XML package to parse the results.


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