I do not have OVID or any source for Medline other than Pubmed.  Years ago I
searched Medline through DIALOG.  What I miss most and could really use in
Pubmed is the ability to do proximity searching.  So I would agree that the
text searching capabilities would be a real advantage to OVID as a
timesaver/enhancement of search precision.

Ardis Weiss, MS, BA
Resource Coordinator, Marketing Department
San Antonio Community Hospital
999 San Bernardino Road
Upland, CA 91786

-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Stielstra [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:17 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Why Ovid Medline?

Ovid has much better textword capabilites, like adjacency and phrase
searching: phrases YOU put in, not what Pubmed thinks you should.

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Warner, Kathleen M <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Since we are trying to be more positive in our evaluations, let's look at
> the pluses:
>        "map term to subject heading"
>        Ability to launch Cochrane from Medline (if you have Cochrane
> through Ovid)
>        Same interface to search EMBASE (again if you have through Ovid and
> hoping for similar subject headings)
>        Books@Ovid (easy to search)
>        Full-text journals through Ovid (pdf now more visible)
> I'm sure others can come up with more.
> Kitty
> Kathleen M. (Kitty) Warner, MLS, M.Ed.
> Manager, Health Sciences Library
> Hennepin County Medical Center
> 701 Park Avenue
> Minneapolis, MN  55415
> (612) 873-2714
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Nicole Pouget
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:31 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Why Ovid Medline?
> Hi Susan,
> The only reason we put up with OVID is because we belong to a consortium
> medical libraries giving us greater buying power for increased full text
> access to journals.
> The consortia long ago decided to go with OVID.  A few years back we
> about whether we wanted to continue with OVID, or switch to another
>  I wasn't there for that meeting, but the verdict was stick with OVID.
> My two cents,
> Nicole
> Nicole Pouget,  MLS,  MS
> Medical Librarian
> Physician & Staff Health Science Library
> Wyoming Medical Center
> 1233 East 2nd Street
> Casper, WY  82601
> Phone:  307-577-2450
> Fax:   307-577-7858
> Email:   [log in to unmask]
> >>> Susan Fowler <[log in to unmask]> 8/12/2010 10:18 AM >>>
> Can someone tell me, with actual evidence as opposed to impassioned
> editorial opinion, why I should pay to access Medline via Ovid when I can
> get it for free with PubMed? Out of respect for my colleagues, I have
> forced
> myself to learn Ovid but I just don't understand how it warrants the cost.
> I am asking genuinely, so please don't suggest I am not sophisticated
> enough
> to understand the unique and superior engineering of Ovid, as librarians
> have in the past. I know that it often takes more then one tool to get at
> something. But on this issue, I need tangible facts so when patrons ask me
> I
> can do more then just shrug.
> Thank you,
> --
> Susan Fowler, MLIS
> Medical Librarian
> Mobile Resources Guide:
> Evidence at Becker:
> Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis
> 314-362-8092
> [log in to unmask]

Julie Stielstra, MLS
Manager, Knowledge Resource Library
Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd
Winfield, IL 60190
phone 630-933-4536
fax     630-933-4530
email jstielstra [ at ]

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