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Ovid Search Guide

A guide to searching healthcare databases eg Medline, Embase, using the Ovid Search tool.

Save a search

Your search results can be saved, emailed and exported, using the options above your results list. Select the references you wish to save using the tick boxes to the left of the article title, or use the ‘All’ box to include all of your results.

The Print, Email and Export options will allow you to customise the amount of information you want to save/display. You can also opt to include a record of your search history, as well as any full-text links to articles if they are available via St George’s Library.

Saving your search history will allow you to run it again at a later date, or you can save it as an alert to receive email updates when new papers are published on your topic. Simply select the ‘Save all’ button underneath your search history. You’ll be prompted to login to your personal Ovid account – if you don’t already have one you can create one at this stage.

You can run, edit or delete your searches and alerts by logging into Ovid, selecting ‘My Workspace’ and then clicking on ‘My Searches & Alerts’.