Wow… am I one of the first to post on this forum? Jabref is great software - in most ways better than the proprietary reference managers I’ve used. Many thanks to the developers and the community for creating and maintaining it.
My question is: Recently, when I try to search for a publication using the Medline web search function, no matter what I type in the search field, it gives back a “no references found” notice. Usually I search for a PMID, which yields the specific article I want; but even when I type in broad terms like “mitral valve” or “losartan” it says “no references found”.
Since Medline obviously has lots of references on those topics, I assume the problem is it’s not reaching Medline or not performing the search correctly. I contacted my system administrator, and he assured me the program is not being blocked by any institutional firewall. I also made sure Jabref is allowed through my Windows firewall.
I should mention that the Medline search function was working just fine until a few days ago, after a Windows update. I’m running Windows 7 professional 64 bit and Jabref 3.4. Also: The Web Search status in Jabref reads as “Fetching Medline by Term” when the program is at rest i.e. I haven’t put in any search term.
I’d appreciate any suggestions you can give for troubleshooting this problem.