Ovid MEDLINE is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published worldwide.
It is possible to save both a search strategy in Ovid MEDLINE (for later re-use), and to utilise that search as the basis of a search alert.
Please Note: These features require that the user have a personal account in Ovid MEDLINE so you can access My Workspace (see the dedicated info box for further details).
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Access Ovid MEDLINE
(users will be required to authenticate using their ANZCA ID and password)
Snapshot: PubMed v Ovid MEDLINE
Use Ovid MEDLINE to:
For a full comparison of the 2 services, see Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries comparison chart.
Advanced Search Techniques
Ovid's advanced searching techniques lets you enter special commands instead of having to type or retype long statements each time you conduct a search.
Map Term to Subject Heading
Map Term to Subject Heading is usually checked by default. Once you click Search, a MeSH tree will be displayed which will allow you to select broader and more specific headings to help you narrow down your topic and expand your results.
From there you have the option to:
Ovid Support & Training Center
The Ovid Support & Training Center has a variety of training resources, including:
Personal accounts can be used to save searches, create alerts and generate access tokens for the OvidToday app.