Wednesday, 19 March 2008

New interface for Medline: OvidSP

OvidSP is the name of the new Medline database interface release by Wolters Kluwer Health back at the begining of February. The interface builds upon an already excellent product, streamlining many features whilst retaining the excellent subject search functionality.
New features include:

  • New basic search using natural language processing
  • Search aid box for greater search transperancy
  • Enhanced personalisation - provision of RSS feeds for database auto-alerts and a new annotations feature which will allow you to add notes to individual references.
  • And much more...
Kathy Thorncraft from the Medical Sciences Libraries has produced two short online tutorials explaining the use of the basic search and the setting up of personal accounts and autoalerts:
  1. Basic Search [2 mins 28 secs]
  2. Personal Account/ Creating Auto Alerts [3 mins 24 secs]
Have a look at let us know what you think!