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2019 Ovid MEDLINE Reload Complete – January 2019

 

2019 Ovid MEDLINE Reload Complete

Dear Ovid MEDLINE Customer:

The 2019 Ovid MEDLINE global reload is now complete. AutoAlerts ran on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27 2019, prior to the reload going live.
We would also like to inform you of the following changes implemented with the reload:

  • New Fields:
      • Cited References (RF)
      • Cited Reference Author (CA)
      • Cited Reference Author Last Name (CW)
      • Cited Reference Date (CQ)
      • Cited Reference DOI (CD)
      • Cited Reference Source (CS)
      • Cited Reference Title (CV)
      • Cited Reference Volume (CE)
      • Cited Reference Page (CG)
      • Cited Reference Issue (RP)
      • Cited Reference PCMID (CZ)
      • Cited Reference Publisher Identifier (RY)
      • Cited Reference UI (RZ)
      • Cited Reference Index (RL)
  • Changed Field
    • Number of References (RF) to Number of References (NR)
  • Deleted Field
    • Citation String (CS)
  • New Limit option – SPECIAL OVID FILTERS FOR MEDICINE
    With this reload, Ovid makes available a number of search filters based on recommended searches from the European Medicines Agency, Cochrane and published hedges from expert users.
    These Special Ovid Filters are optimized for use on MEDLINE, and users can view the full search syntax as well as the source reference in the MEDLINE database guide, that is also updated with the reload.
    Some of these filters are composed from large search strategies for which results are pre-populated and updated with each database update. This avoids introducing waiting times when applying the Ovid Special Filter Limits. The same limits are already available in Embase on Ovid, so you can use them across both databases.Special Ovid Filters for MEDLINE are available for the following topics and special situations:

    • Adverse effects
    • Adverse effects – focussed
    • Children
    • Children – focussed
    • Elderly
    • Elderly – focussed
    • Humans only (removes records about animals)
    • Pregnancy – wide
    • Pregnancy – focussed
  • New publication type limits
    • Clinical Trial, Veterinary
    • Clinical Trial Protocol
    • Observational Study, Veterinary
    • Systematic Review
  • Changed publication type limits
    • Addresses to Address
    • Congresses to Congress
    • Government Publications to Government Document
    • Lectures to Lecture
    • Legal Cases to Legal Case
    • Personal Narratives to Personal Narrative
    • Portraits to Portrait
  • Deleted Subheadings
    • Manpower
    • Secretion
    • Utilization
  • Create Date (DT), MeSH Date (DA) and Entrez Date (EZ) have changed their indexing format from yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm to yyyymmdd in order to support date range limit searches for these fields on Ovid.
    E.g. Limit <n> to dt=“20171201-20181031”
  • It was brought to our attention that in the Abstracts field for certain records, spaces were missing between words, or at the end of a line. This problem has been fixed with this reload.
  • Comments now display in the Title Comment (TC) field, while the Comments (CM) field contains the comment/correction type codes, e.g. Comment in (CIN), Republished from (RPF), Retraction of (ROF), etc.
  • By customer request, check tags search functionality has changed with this reload for the following terms: Age, Animals, Humans, and Pregnancy. Instead of automatically executing the search when you enter these terms in Advanced Search, Ovid now maps you to the corresponding subject heading. There are 2 remaining check tags that still execute automatically: Male and Female. We will disable the automated execution for these terms with the next reload. Changes to the behaviour of check tag searching do not affect Saved Searches or AutoAlerts.
  • Updated Coverage Information: in the 2019 edition of Ovid MEDLINE the following coverage changes are implemented for specific segments, that may be in use with some customers:

    From:
    MEDL Ovid MEDLINE® <January 2018 to Present, Weekly updates>
    MED8 Ovid MEDLINE® <2014 to 2018>
    MEDW Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2014 to Present, Weekly updates>
    PPMC Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process and Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2014 to Present, Daily updates >
    PPMW Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process and Ovid MEDLINE(R) without Revisions <2014 to Present, Daily updates>

    To:
    MEDL Ovid MEDLINE® <January 2019 to Present, Weekly updates>
    MED13 Ovid MEDLINE® <2017 to 2018>
    MED12 Ovid MEDLINE® <2016>
    MED11 Ovid MEDLINE® <2015>
    MED10 Ovid MEDLINE® <2014>
    MED9 Ovid MEDLINE® <2013>
    MED8 Ovid MEDLINE® <2012>
    MED7 Ovid MEDLINE® <2010 to 2011>
    MED6 Ovid MEDLINE® <2008 to 2009>
    MEDW Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2015 to Present, Weekly updates>
    PPMC Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process and Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2015 to Present, Daily updates>
    PPMW Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process and Ovid MEDLINE(R) without Revisions <2015 to Present, Daily updates>

    While there may be special reasons why some customers need to use specific segments, we strongly recommend that all Ovid MEDLINE customers only use the most complete segment:
    MEDALL Ovid MEDLINE(R) ALL <1946 to January 07, 2019>

The Ovid Support team will be pleased to help you to organize your Select Resources list. Database segments can be added, removed and sorted in your resource list upon request. For instance, if you would like to have Ovid MEDLINE ALL displayed in your Select Resources list, and have all other Ovid MEDLINE options removed, please contact Ovid Customer Support.

Feel free to contact Customer Support with any questions by sending an email to [email protected].

Regards,

Wolters Kluwer – Ovid