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Embase Database Reload – September 2021


Embase Database Reload

Dear Ovid Embase Customer:

The Embase Database (OEMEZD) is being reloaded. We expect it to be live on Monday September 13, 2021. Alerts will be run on the weekend of September 11, 2021 prior to the reload.
Please note Embase will be reloaded to implement the new Thesaurus Tool. Changes in the new thesaurus can be found here.

In addition, Ovid has made the following changes to align with Ovid MEDLINE:

1 New Field:

  • KF – Author Keyword – word indexed

2 Changed Fields:

  • KW – Author Keyword – phrase indexed (until the reload KW will remain word indexed)
  • MP – will include KF instead of KW after the reload

1 Updated Limit

  • We recently updated the Covid-19 Limit in Embase and Ovid MEDLINE. The limit displays by default for all Embase users, and is part of the Special Ovid Filters that are available for Embase and Ovid MEDLINE. Special Ovid filters are “AND” combined with the search line you are trying to limit. The search hedge for Covid-19 has been created by Ovid expert searchers and you can find the full transcript for this filter in the Limits section of the Embase database guide.

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


Wolters Kluwer – Ovid