Each search result contains the following elements:
- An icon indicating the source of the result ;
- A checkbox used to select multiple results when exporting or mailing them (see below);
- The title of the result;
- Additional information about the result. This may include an external link to the collection from which it was retrieved, the date on the result, the result’s author(s), and/or an excerpt from the abstract.
- A Bookmark link, only available if you are logged in. Articles you bookmark will appear under Bookmarks in the My Profile section of the platform. If an article is already bookmarked, you can click the link again to remove it from your bookmarks.
- A Record details link. This link brings up a window containing the publication details of the item. These details can include the list of authors, the ISSN, the volume number, the page numbers, or any of up to 32 other fields. For example:
On each side of the record details is an arrow that can be clicked to access the details of the previous record and the next record, allowing you to quickly scan through all of the search results currently on the page. Click the x in the upper right corner to close the record details and return to the search results.
- A link to the full text of the item. Your institution submitted to OvidDiscovery a list of journals to which it has obtained access, and which years are covered by that access; if the item you are attempting to access is included in the list, this link will read View full text; otherwise it will read Check for full text.
When clicking the link, a small window will pop up providing details about the item and linking you to various methods of accessing the item:
Clicking on any of the links under Full Text options will bring you to a page from which you can access the full text of the item.
In addition to the full text options, you may use other means of trying to obtain the item through third parties: checking the library catalog or requesting the document via your institution’s document delivery service.
Finally, the full text window also contains links for use in exporting citations to other programs.