Ovid MEDLINE and Embase: new simplified access points launched

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The Library is pleased to announce that all of our MEDLINE versions have been combined into one menu option. When accessing via the parent Ovid interface, you will no longer have to choose from several options to search the most complete form of MEDLINE:

Blog Medline simplified route

The option for Embase has also been simplified and you can now tell exactly what is covered by the description:

Blog Embase simplified route

If you would like help with any of our databases, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team

Databases: some online tutorials

CSA Illumina databases video tutorials and guides, British Standards Online video tutorialsEngineering Village training presentation videos,     IEEExplore online training tutorial  Browsing IEEExplore standards, IEEExplore self paced tutorialsUU Medline video guide,  Proquest database tutorials, Refworks: tutorial basics, Refworks: advanced searching, Refworks: Ref Share tutorial, Refworks: output style tutorial, Safari Books Online, ScienceDirect tutorialsSpringer’s online archiveWeb of Knowledge video tutorials (includes Researcher ID, Promoting your research with Researcher ID, Search tips for Web of Science, All databases search and Journal citation reports) and Wiley online self paced tutorials.

Guide to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) guide has recently been updated.  MeSH subject searching is a unique feature of health and medical literature and allows the researcher to search using the Subject Headings assigned by the National Library of Medicine’s indexers to each document.  Thus it is a very focused and precise method of searching.

The guide provides an explanation on MeSH and illustrates how to searching using MeSH in the Medline  database.

It should be relevant to any researcher using the Ovid SP databases such as Medline and Embase as well as those using the evidence-based health database, The Cochrane Library.