By selecting the Save Search History button from Ovid's Main Search Page, LSUHSC users may store their current search session, and retrieve the search later without retyping each search set manually. When users select the Save Search History button, the following page appears:
Users of the Ovid system may choose from one or more of the following Save Search options:
Select the temporarily button to save a search history for 24 hours
Select the permanently button to save a search for an indefinite period of time, or until the user deletes it
Select the AutoAlert (SDI) Service button to save a search as an AutoAlert which executes automatically when the Ovid databases are updated, and any recently-added publications based upon the user's save search will be forwarded directly to the specified email address.
In the box labeled Search Name, users are directed to type a short one word or phrase to identify their search history at a later date. In contrast, in the box labeled Comment, users may give a more detail explanation of the contents and/or purpose of their research. After selecting the appropriate checkbox and adding pertinent information, users are directed to the Save Search button at the bottom of the page to store their search history. In order to execute a save search, users simply select Run Save Search on Ovid's Main Search Page. LSUHSC users should note that the Save Search is stored on the computer server running Ovid, and not the individual's personal computer.
For assistance on using the Save Search feature, or any other search features, please contact the Library Reference Department at (504) 568-6102 or (504) 568-8339 or at the Dental Library (504) 619-8507. Also, our email addresses are linked from the Library's web page: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/staff.html link removed. The Dental Library staff can be reached from their web page: http://www.lsusd.lsumc.edu/libr/ link removed.
-- Carolyn K. Bridgewater
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