Ovid MEDLINE Searchers

January 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

For those of you who are Ovid MEDLINE searchers, the Library is making a change to the default database. Currently, when you select Ovid MEDLINE from the library’s home page, it opens to the default database Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to January Week 1 2014. Articles have to be completely indexed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to be in this database which makes every article in the database searchable by MeSH subject headings.
However, since articles are now more readily available online, NLM adds in-process and non-indexed content  daily so that users can find the most recently published literature on their topics.

The Library wants to make sure you have access to that literature as well, so effective February 3, 2014, the default database for Ovid MEDLINE will be Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R).

With the change to the default database MeSH headings will not have been assigned to the in-process and non-indexed citations. You will need to search by both textwords and MeSH to capture all references. Also the only limit that will work is the English language limit. If you have any questions about this change, please contact Ann Farrell.

Here is an example of an in-process citation:

Unique Identifier 23702567
Record Owner From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Status In-Process
Authors Kohler MCraig SPepperell JCNicoll DBratton DJNunn AJLeeson PStradling JR.
Authors Full Name Kohler, Malcolm. Craig, Sonya. Pepperell, Justin C T. Nicoll, Debby. Bratton, Daniel J. Nunn, Andrew J. Leeson, Paul. Stradling, John R.
Title CPAP improves endothelial function in patients with minimally symptomatic OSA: results from a subset study of the MOSAIC trial.
Source Chest. 144(3):896-902, 2013 Sep.
Abbreviated Source Chest. 144(3):896-902, 2013 Sep.
NLM Journal Name Chest
Publishing Model Journal available in: Print
Citation processed from: Internet

Example of a fully indexed citation by NLM:

Unique Identifier 24327037
Record Owner From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Status MEDLINE
Authors Martinez-Garcia MACapote FCampos-Rodriguez FLloberes PDiaz de Atauri MJSomoza MMasa JF.Gonzalez MSacristan LBarbe FDuran-Cantolla JAizpuru FManas EBarreiro BMosteiro MCebrian JJde la Pena MGarcia-Rio FMaimo AZapater JHernandez CGrau SanMarti NMontserrat JM.Spanish Sleep Network.
Authors Full Name Martinez-Garcia, Miguel-Angel. Capote, Francisco. Campos-Rodriguez, Francisco. Lloberes, Patricia. Diaz de Atauri, Maria Josefa. Somoza, Maria. Masa, Juan F. Gonzalez, Monica. Sacristan, Lirios. Barbe, Ferran. Duran-Cantolla, Joaquin. Aizpuru, Felipe. Manas, Eva. Barreiro, Bienvenido. Mosteiro, Mar. Cebrian, Juan J. de la Pena, Monica. Garcia-Rio, Francisco. Maimo, Andres. Zapater, Jordi. Hernandez, Concepcion. Grau SanMarti, Nuria. Montserrat, Josep Maria. Spanish Sleep Network.
Institution Respiratory Department, Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
Title Effect of CPAP on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and resistant hypertension: the HIPARCO randomized clinical trial.
Source JAMA. 310(22):2407-15, 2013 Dec 11.
Abbreviated Source JAMA. 310(22):2407-15, 2013 Dec 11.
MeSH Subject Headings AgedAntihypertensive AgentsBlood PressureCircadian Rhythm*Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.Drug ResistanceFemaleHumansHypertension / co [Complications]*Hypertension / th [Therapy]Male.Middle AgedSleep Apnea, Obstructive / co [Complications]*Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / th [Therapy].Treatment Outcome.

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