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MEDLINE (Ovid) Tutorials: Home

About MEDLINE (OvidSP)

These modules of 2-3 minutes each demonstrate the different search techniques and strategies for effective searching in Medline on the Ovid (formerly OvidSP) platform. These techniques are transferrable to other databases, both on the Ovid platform and through other search engines.

INDEX TO MODULES Click on links below to access the modules on YouTube or pdf

INTRODUCTION:  (1:59 mins)

   This module introduces Medline, the database, on the Ovid platform.

ACCESSING MEDLINE:  (0:57 mins)

   This module demonstrates how to access Medline via the UBC Library website.

MEDICAL SUBJECT HEADINGS (MeSH): Part I and Part 2: Part 1: (3:29 mins, Part 2: 2:19 mins)

   In these modules, learn how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to search for articles in Medline (Ovid).

KEYWORD SEARCHING IN MEDLINE: (2:29 mins)

   In this module, learn how to search Medline using keywords.

COMBINING SEARCH TERMS: (2:00 mins)

   In this module, learn how to refine your search results by combining search terms.

APPLYING LIMITS: (1:07 mins)

   In this module, learn how to refine your search results by applying limts.

EXPLAINING YOUR RESULTS: (2:10 mins)

   In this module, learn how to view article information, email citations, save search histories and find the full text of an article.


Credit: Created and recorded by Carolyn Heine, MLIS Candidate, UBC in March 2014, in consultation with Woodward Librarians and based on previous modules by Jeremy Buhler.