This week, we’re spotlighting the medical resource, OvidSP—a full-text database containing over 67 journals in the field of Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacology, Patient Education, Clinical Medicine, and more.
You can find OvidSP though our Library homepage, under Research–>Tech Databases. Scroll down to find it in our alphabetical list of database titles.
What makes OvidSP different from of the other databases is its ability to retrieve multimedia files, including video, charts, and photographs, to help give life, movement, and color your research results. Imagine preparing presentation for your topic, and having access to charts and images to include in your slides? Just search a topic and check the box for “Include Multimedia.” If the full-text articles include pictures, OvidSP gives you the option of exporting all images into a PowerPoint file.
OvidSP is also able to manage your citations by allowing you to export in your preferred style—such as Chicago, APA, MLA, and many others—into your email, a word document, or other citation management systems. Send articles to yourself via email or create a personal login to save your searches and search results.
You can also limit search results by publication year, article type, journal subjects, and relevancy (also known as “star ranking). Avoid the information overload and try limiting to results published just in the last year or just within one or more sets of journals.
Having trouble with too little information? Change the resource selection in Ovid SP to include the Abstracts and Table of Contents for Ovid Journals as well as the Arkansas Tech Full Text resource.
This will broaden your search to include the abstracts and table of contents of hundreds of other journals. However, you may have to use Inter-Library Loan or search for journal titles in our A-to-Z electronic journal list to retrieve full text of the articles.
For more information about OvidSP, view this quick tutorial available on Youtube:
You can also contact one of your friendly neighborhood librarians at the Reference Desk or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions about this database, other databases, or research of any kind.