March 14, 2004

University Libraries Move to Ovid Online

ovid logoThe Bio-Medical Library has successfully upgraded our access to the Ovid collection of bibliographic indexes from our current “Ovid Hybrid” system to the “Ovid Online” version. This transition was largely the result of the dedicated efforts of Bio-Medical Library information technology staff member Dan Debertin. We have made the switchover for many reasons, the most important of which are faster response time, multi-database searching (with the ability to remove duplicate records), "Session Recovery” feature and better vendor support of the “Online” version.

One of the consequences of making this change is the termination of telnet/VT 100 access to the Ovid indexes. Access will be available only via web browsers (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer). Your existing saved searches should note have been affected by this upgrade.

If you have any concerns or questions about this change, or would like to meet with one of our librarians to learn to use the web version of Ovid, please either call (612-626-3260) or email (medref@umn.edu), and we would be glad to meet with you.

Posted by biomednews at March 14, 2004 10:32 AM