Four new features have
recently been added to Ovid, the
database system of the LSUHSC Libraries.
gives searchers the opportunity to send questions via e-mail to
the library staff. The link
for Ask-a-Librarian appears on the main search page. This
service, designed to request assistance with an Ovid search, includes a
copy of the search strategy for the librarian to review.
Requests from dental-school faculty, students, and staff will be
sent to the dental-library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
a type of saved search, permits users to save a search
strategy and receive new search results from each monthly update of the
database. The new citations
are e-mailed automatically to the searcher.
To access AutoAlerts, click on "Save Search
History" underneath the search history table on the main search
Recovery makes available the previous search session at the next login. The user has the option to view and work with this search or to start a new session. Recovery is especially useful if the previous search timed out or ended unexpectedly.
All Searches permits
searchers to clear the search history simply by clicking on "delete
all searches" instead of changing database.
Clicking on "Run Saved Search" permits one to display a
saved search strategy or to delete a saved search or autoalert.
If you have any
questions about these new features, please call Julie Schiavo or Liz
Strother at 619-8550 in the Dental Library.