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Ovid Embase audit of MEDLINE records – March 2017


Ovid Embase audit of MEDLINE records

Dear Ovid Embase Customer:

The volume of citation results in Embase (EMED) on Ovid may increase during the audit of MEDLINE records.

This message announces the delivery of extra MEDLINE content for Embase between April 1st and June 15th, 2017. Elsevier has started their annual audit of the MEDLINE records in Embase, focusing on any gaps in their MEDLINE coverage.

Any MEDLINE backfill will be added to Embase between April 1st and June 15th. Approximately 200,000 records that are currently unique to MEDLINE will be added.

While this is good news in the long run, during the 10 weeks designated for backfill, the volume of alerts may increase by up to 40%. It is important to be prepared for this temporarily higher volume, but rest assured that this is a temporary situation.

All MEDLINE content that can be matched with an existing Embase record will be reflected as an update to the Embase record with a PMID. This will not result in any increase in the volume of alerts.

Customer Support is available if you have any questions at [email protected], and we are eager to provide additional training and assistance as needed.


Wolters Kluwer – Ovid