EUFEPS Workshop: PubPharm: The freely accessible search platform

Virtuelles Meeting

We want to invite you to the EUFEPS Workshop on June 27, 2022.

Dr. Christina Draheim, Hermann Kroll and Stefan Wulle (Specialised Information Service Pharmacy, TU Braunschweig, Germany) will indtroduce you to "The freely accessible search platform for pharmacy-specific literature and information resources".



The drug-centred search engine PubPharm ( is the central service of the Specialised Information Service (SIS) Pharmacy (in German “Fachinformationsdienst Pharmazie”). Around 33 million Medline (PubMed) publications, further 24 million articles from natural and life science journals, preprints (e.g., from ChemRxiv and bioRxiv), information on clinical studies, subject-specific patents, books (e-books, PhD theses), and conference papers can be searched with a single query. In addition to the text-based search function, PubPharm contains a structure search capability, including similarity and substructure search. As a unique characteristic, PubPharm offers innovative AI-based search services, e.g., interactive drug-disease-networks and suggestion lists of related, context-similar drugs/bioactive compounds and diseases/symptoms. The latest development is a novel prototype providing a narrative information access ( This prototype supports the precise formulation of short narratives consisting of entities (drugs, diseases, targets, etc.) and interactions between them (treats, inhibits, etc.). On the one hand, narrative queries result in precise document hits. On the other hand, narrative queries feature placeholders that provide an entity-structured literature overview.

The SIS Pharmacy provides comprehensive access to subject-specific information resources and supports university-based pharmaceutical scientists with customised and specific services. This cooperation project between the University Library Braunschweig and the Institute for Information Systems (IfIS) at Technische Universität Braunschweig is funded by the German Research Foundation since 2015.

The web seminar will introduce the PubPharm contents and functions based on search examples and highlight the unique characteristics. Moreover, an outlook on the new narrative service will be provided.


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