This is one of the reasons that almost half of our "young" need
eyeglasses (or contact lenses). 

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On Behalf Of Vonville, Helena M
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 4:09 PM
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Subject: Re: FW: OVID Interface - Change Database LinK??

I wholeheartedly agree.  It was very difficult to find the link to
change databases.

Also, if you have a long search, you need to know to scroll *up* to see
the list of databases.  I don't know about you, but even after using
this multiple times, I still find myself waiting for something to happen
when I hit the link.  I much preferred going to the page with my list.

My other complaint is the pop-up window is too small. The font is small,
it's all *small*.  It seems as though the contrast isn't as high either.
Doesn't Ovid know anything about the graying of the library profession?
I need high contrast and a reasonably sized font!


Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH
Library Director
University of Texas School of Public Health Library Houston, TX  77030
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Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 2:42 PM
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Subject: Re: FW: OVID Interface - Change Database LinK??

It is sad to see changes that take away major benefits of the old OVID
way of doing things that are more than just name changes away from the
name of the product they market, DATABASES, to an third grade substitute
term, resources.  I am referring to the change from having print, email,
download options on the same page as the first results and search box
and search history to having to hunt the page for a small icon for email
and the other options.  The disimprovements of the new version appear to
be more than just in terminology.  I think there need to be courses
taught at the K-12 and college levels that teach skills in "If It Is Not
Broken, Do Not Fix It"!!!

David Dillard
Temple University
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On Mon, 9 Aug 2010, English, Katinka wrote:

> For anyone else wondering how to find the "change database" link in
the new OVID.  Please click on the Selected Resources link - you will
then be brought back to the database menu.
> Katinka English
> Reference & Education Librarian
> Health Sciences Libraries
> Long Island Jewish Medical Center
> North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
> P: 718-470-7070 (LIJ) / 718-470-8090 (Hillside)
> F: 718-470-6150 (LIJ) / 718-962-1718 (Hillside)
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> On Behalf Of Nicole Pouget
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 4:23 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: OVID Interface - Change Database LinK??
> Good Afternoon,
> I'm looking for the Change Database link that used to be available.
> After I would build a search in the first OVID database, I would then
click above for Change Database and then I would open and re-execute
that search.  There were other options under change database, but that
was the only one I used.
> It's very slow in responding, even when checking a box.
> Thanks in advance,
> Nicole
> Nicole Pouget,  MLS,  MS
> Medical Librarian
> Physician and Staff Health Science Library Wyoming Medical Center
> 1233 East 2nd Street
> Casper, WY  82601
> Phone:  307-577-2450
> Fax:   307-577-7858
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