2016 Ovid Embase® Reload
Dear Ovid Embase Customer:
New features and important changes are coming to Embase (EMED) on Ovid.
These changes will improve the overall Embase experience on Ovid and have been carefully considered in partnership with Elsevier, but as with any change we ask that you please carefully review the updates below and prepare accordingly. Ovid Customer Support is available if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are eager to provide additional training and assistance during this transition as needed.
We expect the reload to go live on September 19th, 2016. Alerts were run on Saturday, September 17th 2016 prior to the reload.
This reload includes the following highlights (and you can find important details of items in the sections below):
16 New Fields
4 Changed Fields
New Record Status Limits
All Embase article statuses will now be included in the front segment of Embase. If you would like to limit to some or all records you will have the ability to use the statuses below for records received this year (2016). Status limits will not work for records received prior to January 1st 2016.
If you do not want to receive certain statuses (such as Articles in Press) in your search and alert results, you will need to adjust your search strategies.
Key Changes to Date Fields
Due to numerous customer requests and in order to align with how dates are handled on Embase.com, we have updated our date fields as follows:
You may need to change your autoalerts and saved search strategies prior to the reload if you prefer the new Date Created (DC) or Date Delivered (DD) fields. Contact Ovid Customer Support for assistance in editing existing saved searches and autoalerts.
Triple Indexing (“triples”) Examples:
If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at email@example.com.
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