OvidSP: A New Look and Added Functionality

OvidSP has a new look and additional functionality. Some of the enhancements include a new main search page design for more effective search and browse navigation, “drag-and-drop” customization features, consolidation of features and pages, and more. Read on for highlights of the new OvidSP 3.0 and a comparison chart.

For individual or group instruction in OvidSP contact:
Shandra Protzko, Information Specialist
Knowledge and Library Services
K104, Goodman Bldg

My Account
Use your current account ID and password or create an account.
Your My Account ID & Password provides access to My Workspace which contains My Projects, My Searches & Alerts, and My eTocs, and the option to install the OvidSP Toolbar. Your account also stores your Annotations and any custom settings.

My Projects
You must create an account or use an existing account.
My Projects is the “core” of My Workspace, where users can assemble all of their research materials and organize them into distinct work projects.
• Group citations (with Annotations if attached), articles, images, search strategies, images, eTOCs, and other PDF and HTML files into distinct folders and projects.
• Upload additional documents from your hard drive.

Adding to My Projects
You will need to create a project or select an existing project or folder.
Items from within OvidSP that may be added to a project include:
• Search results and saved searches
• Journal articles
• Images
• Text Snippets (using the Snippet Tool)
• Book chapters from Books@Ovid
• AutoAlert results
External items that may be added:
• User-created citations
• Links to external resources via OvidSP Toolbar
• User-uploaded files

You will need to enter your email address.
Automatically receive notices via email or RSS when tables of contents for new journal issues are available. To use this feature select the My Workspace and My TOCs

Results Tools
Widgets allow you to instantly view and sort results according to multiple criteria. Plus narrow your search by using the Filter By tool. The Results Tools, to the left of the citations, can be hidden or displayed as desired.

Comparison Chart (download as .pdf)

Old OvidSP

Main Page
Return by clicking Main Search Page

Access Saved Searches and Alerts
View Saved Searches and AutoAlerts using either the link at the top right or the button in the Search History box

Search Aid
Search Aid includes Your Search, Filter by Star Ranking when in Basic Search mode, and Narrow Search

Search Aid can be displayed or closed

Results Manager
Results Manager handles all results actions

• Always present after execution of search

My eTOCs  (table of contents)
Management of eTOCS available only in Browse Journal mode

Browse Journal
From Main Search Page there are two links to journals:

Your Journals@Ovid to access subscribed full text journals

All Journals to view all Journals@Ovid

New OvidSP 3.0

Main Page
Click Search tab to get to the main page

Access Saved Searches and Alerts
Now available from My Workspace on the upper navigation bar and still available from Search History box

Results Tools
• All sections can now be collapsed/expanded as needed

• Additional filtering options available

Print, Email, Export Action Icons

• Chose an action to format output

• Can now output to Microsoft® Word, PDF, RIS, and multiple bibliographic management programs

My eTOCs (table of contents)
Management of eTOCs now located under My Workspace – My eTOCs

Browse Journals
• One link opens Journals A-Z allowing user to filter by availability

• From Journals A-Z list, select My Subscriptions to view only subscribed journals (i.e. Your Journals@Ovid)

My Projects
• Create projects and folders within projects

• Store citations, searches, full text, graphics and other items


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