has released a free software application called Reference Miner. Developed for Mac OS X, Reference Miner helps users search Amazon.com and PubMed for biomedical literature.
The software works with Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon Germany for authors, title or keyword, as well as the ISBN. All of the information published by Amazon — including user reviews and cover art — can be displayed.
Searches of PubMed can be all inclusive or can be limited by reference type, such as reviews or clinical trial, date of publication or any other criteria identified by the National Library of Medicine.
The software also works hand-in-hand with Sonny Software’s Bookends application — references and cover art can be imported to Bookends by Drag and Drop, according to the developers.
Reference Miner requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later.