Another problem I run across often is requests for Reviews that have
been updated. PubMed will indicate at the bottom of the abstract whether
there is an update or not, but I still get requests for older versions.
I don't know if other databases list both the older version and the
updated versions of Reviews, but in EBSCO I can only access the newest
version. For ILL requests, I will send the updated version with an

Same thing goes for Withdrawn Reviews...I will send the explanation of
the Withdrawal, b/c even if it's been withdrawn it is still listed in
EBSCO (with that handy WITHDRAWN in the title) like it is an article.


Mollie W. Titus, MLIS                      



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Subject: Re: ? Cochrane Library on Wiley, Ovid, Ebsco

Ovid has probably "fixed" it by now, but a few years ago I switched from
Ovid to Wiley for Cochrane Library access because I noticed Ovid wasn't
indicating withdrawn on the PDFs of the withdrawn reviews, per the
message below I sent to MEDLIB-L back in November 2008 :)

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Subject: ?: Withdrawn Cochrane reviews in Ovid

Hi. There was some MEDLIB discussion last year about the PubMed
treatment of withdrawn Cochrane systematic reviews. Maybe I'm
overlooking because it's late in the day, but is there NO indication
whatsoever of withdrawn reviews in the Ovid version of the Cochrane
Database of Systematic Reviews? "Aromatherapy and massage for symptom
relief in patients with cancer" shows "WITHDRAWN" on its PubMed citation
(and the "Reason for withdrawal" is given at
7/frame.html) but I am looking at the complete reference and the PDF of
the review itself in Ovid, and I don't see a single mention of
"withdrawn" anywhere? If I am using the Ovid Cochrane Database of
Systematic Reviews, how do I know whether reviews have been withdrawn?
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