The Library has received the following email from Ovid Support:
On October 12th the U.S. National Library of Medicine requested that Ovid temporarily discontinue MEDLINE/PubMed updates due to technical difficulties. The NLM has also requested that we delete records from October 6th and October 7th. This will mean that the last update for Ovid’s MEDLINE feed will be dated October 3rd. The banners are currently being updated to reflect the most recent data loaded into Ovid MEDLINE.
This request will not affect the EPub Ahead of Print feed. We will notify you as soon as we know when updates will become live again.
For the most up to date database, please use PubMed.
If Ovid is your database of choice, there is a change that affects using it off-campus. You will still need to use your LSUHSC user i.d. and password whenever you attempt to use Ovid. The change, however, comes after your initial log in: you will then be asked to supply the information for your library account, which includes your name, barcode and PIN.
If you do not have an account or need other information about accessing our resources from off-campus, this page has tutorials and handouts to walk you through the process.
If you have any questions about this change or any of our services, please contact us.
For those Library patrons still using Ovid and are accessing it from off-campus, an extra step seems to have appeared this morning.?á After login (with your LSUHSC userid and password), the Library’s Off Campus/WAM screen appears and asks for authentication. Users will need to be registered with the Libraries and know their Library barcode and PIN. Contact either the Dental or Isché Library Circulation Desks for assistance (504-941-8158 for Dental and 504-568-6100 for Isché) for assistance. Or authorized users can access Ovid via the VPN or Citrix.
We are working with Ovid to correct the issue.
Need a little training on the new Ovid SP interface? Head on over to the OvidSP Resource Center and check out their brand new tutorials – all under two minutes and presented on targeted topics, so it’s fast and easy to get a little more training on the new layout.
# Select a Database
# Search Page Overview
# Basic Search Overview
# Advanced Search Overview
# Search Fields Overview
# Find Citation Overview
# Search Tools Overview
Link to Ovid Tutorials: http://resourcecenter.ovidsp.com/onlineTraining.html
Scroll to the bottom for the tutorials. Requires Flash.
DON’T FORGET! The LSUHSC LIbrarians are always happy to give face-to-face training on Ovid SP. Contact a Reference Librarian for details.
On Monday 4 February 2008 (Lundi Gras to us) the Ovid screen that you’re used to seeing changed.
Do not be alarmed. LSUHSC Librarians have looked at the new interface and our implementation of it should not cause you too many problems. Several functions have been moved to different positions on the Ovid screen, but the functionality you need remains.
One reason for the change is a new “enhanced” Basic Search screen, which facilitates natural language searching. LSUHSC users will see a screen similar to the one in old Ovid-also known as the Advanced Ovid Search. If you want to try the new Basic Search there is a tab for you to use.
Other new features include a ‘Find Citation” tab, an easy way to connect to Books@Ovid, and a new name. “OvidSP” refers to the new Ovid interface.
Want the basics? Spend ten minutes watching this OvidSP tutorial from the Whitney Medical Library at Yale University School of Medicine and you’re on your way to becoming an OvidSP expert.
As always, if you need help with the new Ovid, you can call us at 504 568 6100.