This is exactly why I use PubMed and refuse to pay for Ovid.  It's the biggest rip-off on the face of the earth, and THEN, they're aren't content just taking your money, they have to jerk you around besides.
Mary A. Hanson, M.S.L.
Saint Mary's Health Sciences Library
200 Jefferson SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

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>>> "Herbert, Teri Lynn" <[log in to unmask]> 04/02/2009 10:06 AM >>>
You should hear the students complain: it drives many of ours to
using PubMed instead.  The company should listen to it's users
and bill payers!  Another amen.   Thanks.
TL Herbert

Teri Lynn Herbert, MS, MLIS
Medical University of South Carolina Library
Public Services and Administration
Reference Dept.

> From: Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:59:48 -0400
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Stupid Ovid tips & advertising-- can you make it go away?
> All I can add is AMEN.  I have complained to Ovid MULTIPLE times about this
> useless waste of space, and a support tech told me it was one of the
> most-often complained-about things.  Not that they're doing anything about
> it, apparently.  I would add the cute little images of the covers of the
> journals!  On the Tables of Contents pages, the image forces you to scroll
> down in search of the PDF links (though adding the PDF links to the
> citations display is a big help), and it also makes the issues lists  take
> way longer just to load because we're waiting for a dozen identical little
> thumbnails.  Come ON, Ovid, get with the program with the customers who pay
> your huge blinkin' bills!!
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Vonville, Helena M <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Has anyone figured out how to make the Ovid tips and advertising go away?
>>  Someone shared code when it first appeared that I was able to put into
>> EzProxy.  However, Ovid has found a way to work around it.
>> Now that they have the More>> link under Actions, each box is 2 lines wide.
>>  If the stupid Ovid tips box could go away, maybe, just maybe, it would all
>> fit on one line.  It's a real problem when trying to create tailored
>> handouts.
>> Ovid-are you listening?  The Ovid tips box is not useful!  The Search
>> History box needs more flexibility.
>> Helena
>> Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH
>> Library Director
>> University of Texas School of Public Health
>> Houston, TX
>> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> 713-500-9131
>> 713-500-9125 (fax)
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