I understand this is not a biological question but this is often a problem whenever I look for literature.
How to look for a reference for some fact based on keywords. For instance you know about a fact such as - Cell signaling responses are faster but short lived compared to transcriptional responses. How to find the literature which actually says this. I often end up getting irrelevant results.
In other words, how to represent a fact using appropriate keywords. Is there an algorithm which can generate synonymous statements [like MeSH terms in pubmed] and search for those. Or is there any way of setting up a hierarchical search.
PS: If someone finds a reference for "Cell signaling responses are faster but short lived compared to transcriptional responses" then please let me know