OvidSP is a search platform, subscribed to by the University, which can be used to search major health databases such as Medline, Embase and PsycInfo.
OvidSP will switch over to the new interface on 2nd August at 3pm. Please note that the new version will retain all of your saved settings and customizations in your personal account.
To select or change the database you are searching (such as Medline or Embase) click on Ovid Resources to view the databases available to you through OvidSP.
Tip: Only select one database at a time. It is possible to select multiple databases, but you will lose important features such as “map to subject heading” and those features unique to a database.
“Sort by” now in the left-hand column. New “Filter by” options are also available.
Printing, emailing and exporting your results
Managing your results is now much simpler. Instead of the Results Manager box, there are now just three buttons just above your search results for printing, emailing and exporting your results.
Features available with your personal account: My Workspace
A personal account in OvidSP allows you to save your searches (so you can re-run them later), set up alerts, annotate citations with comments and create collections of articles. My Projects not only allows you to save article citation and abstract details but also text “snippets” and images from the full-text.
See the Searching Healthcare Databases using OvidSP training guide on the Library Website for details on how to search and use the interface.
You can see the changes made by viewing this side-by-side comparison of the new and old interface (PDF 4.78MB).