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Searching Ovid Databases

A guide to searching the Ovid platform.

Retrieving Searches

To retrieve a saved search:

  • Log into your account
  • Click My Workspace from the toolbar at the top of the screen
  • Then choose My searches and alerts. Alternatively, click View Saved at the bottom of the Search History.

Re-running Searches

To re-run a search:

  • Select the search by using the tick-box alongside, and click the Run icon.

The check box to the left of the search name is selected. The option 'Run' appears just above.

Editing Searches

To edit a search:

  • Click the Edit icon and use the on-screen icons to re-write, add, or delete search lines.

***Be careful not to delete a search line if it has been used in a combination line; if you do, the combination line will also be deleted.***

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