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Introduction to searching Ovid databases (Medline, Embase, PsycINFO) Online

Ovid is a popular platform for advanced literature searching, and hosts a number of widely used bibliographic databases including Medline, PsycINFO, and Embase.

During this session we will demonstrate the main features and functionality of the Ovid platform, including keyword and subject heading searching, constructing a search, saving a search and finding the full text. Attendees are expected to already possess a basic knowledge of search skills such as truncation, Boolean operators (AND, OR) and phrase searching, and to have some familiarity with the principles of literature searching as covered by the online tutorial Essential search skills for biomedical databases.

This session will focus on the application of these techniques in the Ovid platform. Students without experience of literature searching are recommended to work through the Essential search skills for biomedical databases tutorial before attending the session. 

After the demonstration there will be an opportunity to ask questions. The session will run for an hour, but tutors will remain for an additional 30 minutes if there are any questions which have not been answered during the hour. This demonstration session does not offer hands-on practice or time to explore complex queries. Please contact us or the relevant site library or subject librarian for individual specialist support.

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This session is being delivered using Zoom. See joining instructions.

This session will not be recorded.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
11:00 - 12:15
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  NHS staff     UCL research student     UCL staff     UCL taught course student  
  Databases     Ovid     Resources     Searching for information  
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Registration is required. There are 97 seats available.

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