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Searching Ovid Databases

A guide to searching the Ovid platform.

The Multi-field search option allows you to find keywords or phrases in a particular field such as author, title or abstract as well as combining concepts together to build a more complex search. You can choose the fields to search by using the drop-down menus on the right, and the combination options using the drop-down menus on the left. 

Multi-field search option

Applying limits to your search: 

Limits offer the option to refine your search according to criteria that are difficult to search using keywords – e.g. the type of article, publication date, age group, language of publication, etc. You can select one or more, click Search and your limited search will appear as an additional line in your search history. Click the Additional Limits link to view a selection of all the limits.

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