Changes to Ovid MEDLINE
Dear Ovid MEDLINE Customer:
We want to remind you of an important change that will be implemented on 1 June 2018 for MEDLINE on the Ovid platform. With the 2018 MEDLINE reload, the “Floating Subheading Word” (FX) field was added to Ovid MEDLINE. As announced in our reload communication on 22 January 2018, we will add this field to the default set of fields for unqualified free text searches (MP), in line with the search behavior on NLM’s PubMed.
If an existing search strategy uses any of the floating subheading words (79 terms: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/topsubscope.html), this change may impact the results and/or AutoAlert results. Please see the example below, for the subheading “blood supply”. By repeating this communication, we want to ensure you have sufficient time to check your existing searches or alerts if you feel this is needed.
Feel free to contact Customer Support with any questions by sending an email to [email protected].
Wolters Kluwer – Ovid