Thursday, October 25, 2007

OvidSP- Now Live!

Ovid Publishers have announced that on 25th of October 2007 a newly designed platform will come live. The new OvidSP is designed for speed, simplicity, and precision. OvidSP takes all the sophisticated search functionallity of both Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter WebSPIRS features and tools to give you a simplified, streamlined search experience.
Simplified, intuitive interface
- Multiple search modes: It accomodates all types of searchers - from the beginners to the more advanced. The end-users can choose their prefered search style: Basic; Ovid/SilverPlatter Syntax; Find citation; Search tools; Search fields.
- Natural language searching: Available in the Basic search, it allows users to enter any search term or question - no need for special syntax!
- Clean intuitive interface design: The platform's look-and-feel is fresh and contemporary. New features and tools can help you work quickly and easy
Powerful, trusted precision search technology
- Advanced search functionality: OvidSP retains all of the best features and functionality of both Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter WebSPIRS, including thesauri, subject headings, term mapping, limits, and more.
- Simultaneous searching across all content types: Quickly and easy search book, databases, and journals at the same time.
- Fast, flexible results management: OvidSP is designed to support the way you work. Organize and analyze your search results with simple, time-saving tools.
Enhanced research workflow tools
- Search refinement tools: Easily identifiable in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, the Search Aid section provides greater search transparency and allows you to refine initial searches: Follow the research trail; Narrow or broaden search; Search related authors and journals;
-Inline abstracts: Citation abstracts are now on the same page as your result. Expand or collapse abstracts for easy viewing.
- Annotations: Create, view, and edit search results annotations, marked by yellow icons. Annotations always stay with your results.
- Content updates delivered via RSS or email: Customized alerting mechanisms help you stay current on the latest research: eTOCS – Electronic tables of contents track changes in a specific journal’s table of contents. AutoAlerts - Get saved searches delivered automatically whenever new articles match your search criteria become available.
- Sortable search results: Use a simple pull-down box to re-sort results based on available fields—by database name, unique identifier, and more.
- Search Results Manager feature: Now located in the left-hand side of the screen for easier access as you conduct your searches, this feature lets you save, email, and print your results. Plus, you can change the number of results displayed on each page.
- Find Similar Articles feature: Link to related articles from a search result’s complete reference display.
- De-duplication of multi-file results: Eliminate repetitive results automatically when you’re searching multiple databases.
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Why should you know about these changes:
UJ Library & Information Services subscribes to SilverPlatter WebSPIRS databases. The databases relevant to the Science community are:
* Analytical Abstracts
* Applied Science & Technology
* Parasitology Database

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