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Ovid Term Finder Release – September 2020


Ovid Term Finder Release

Dear Ovid Customer:

As we continue to improve the Ovid platform, we are pleased to announce a new Ovid Advanced Search feature, Term Finder, which we will make available on 30 September 2020. Term Finder helps users access key information as they construct their search without having to leave the Advanced Search page.

Users will see the Expand Term Finder button on the Advanced Search page only when searching Ovid MEDLINE.

Clicking on will launch an overlay window that will allow searchers to easily find terms and add them to their search or copy to the clipboard without having to cycle through multiple pages. Term Finder does not affect any existing workflows on Ovid. Instead, it helps users discover terms and construct complex searches.

Key features in Term Finder include:

  • Mapped MeSH Results
  • Interactive MeSH browser
  • Definitions from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
  • Results from MeSH Permuted Index
  • Related Terms from the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)
  • Add to search functionality

Watch our short instruction Video about using Term Finder here:

Important note for system administrators: With the release of Ovid Term Finder, we have updated the instructions for firewall / proxy administrators, to ensure performance and access to the Ovid platform are optimised. Please forward these instructions to your IT department:

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


Wolters Kluwer – Ovid