Literature Searching in Ovid Medline: Saving and Retrieving a Search


Literature searching in Ovid MEDLINE saving and recovering a search. In this
video you will learn how to set up a personal
account in Ovid, save a search strategy, retrieve the search strategy and
replacing an older saved search with a newer saved search Once you have put all this work in to constructing a search, you might
want to think about saving the search history so that you can retrieve it at a later time. To do this click on the Save Search
history button. If you’ve already set up a personal account in Ovid, you can simply login with your username
and password. If not you’ll need to set up a personal account. It’s free and the way to do it is to
click on Create a new personal account this personal account will work in any
Ovid database and not just in Medline. You will need to
fill out each box with an asterisk next to it.
When you assign yourself a password remember that Ovid is pretty picky about what you include in your password.
It has to be between six and eight characters and they can only be letters or numbers.
Once you have set up a personal account you can login using your username and
password. If you forget your password you can get a new temporary one from
Ovid by clicking on forgot your personal account
password. When you are in the Save Search feature you want to name your search and it’s a
good idea to date your search as well then click on Save. Ovid will tell you take your search has been saved and
remind you of the name saved, you can log out of Ovid Medline with the knowledge that you can retrieve the
search again anytime you want to. From the BioMedical Library’s homepage you can click on Ovid Medline. Once you are in Ovid Medline click on “View Saved.” This will take you to
the login page where you can enter your username and
password and then click on login. Once you’re in
the saved search feature find the search you want to
open and check the box to your left. You can then scroll back up to the top
if necessary and click on run. You can then display
your saved search by clicking on search. And there’s your
saved search you can then click on expand to view the
entire search history. You can then click on contract to shrink
to search history back down. Say you want to add another term to your
search flute for example then combine it with
music therapy if you wanted to save this new search under the same name you would need to
replace the previous search. To help prevent accidentally overriding
a previously saved search Ovid gives you a warning if you check
ignore warning Ovid will save the new search under the
same title. you should now know how to set up a
personal account in Ovid save the search strategy, retrieve the
search strategy and replace an older saved search with a
newer saved search.

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