Friday, October 26, 2007

Try the New Version of Ovid, OvidSP

Select “Try OVIDSP!” on the “Choose a database” page
OvidSP is available NOW! OvidSP is a search engine of choice for Medline, HealthStar, Global Health, and the evidence based medicine databases. A new feature is that you may select and search groups of databases in one search.

What makes it different and why all of the hype in the library? The new OVIDSP delivers an interface that transforms the way you work. Geared to all user types—from the novice to the advanced searcher—it allows you to use Natural Language like “what are the risk factors for hospital acquired infections” OR use the traditional OVID search methods by building MeSH terms and subheadings. All in all, OVID SP is an intuitive search interface with better user workflow tools that allows for a more powerful, simplified, and faster search experience.

If you prefer, the Old OVID searching is still available by selecting “OVID Syntax”

Don’t worry, all OVID accounts, searches, and alerts will still be available through OVIDSP.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Library’s Reference Department at 504-988-5155 or .

By the way, the old OVID Gateway will be terminated in February 2008.