to the Dental Library
We would like to thank the following
individuals and organizations who donated journal subscriptions, journal
issues, books, and audiovisual materials to the dental library in
Dr. Sandra Andrieu
Dr. Eric Hovland
|Dr. Kavas Thunthy
|Dr. J. Russell Bond
||Dr. Jean Jacob
|Dr. Edward P. Burvant,
||Dr. Georgia McDonald
||Dr. Terence Walsh
|Dr. Cliff Dummett
|Dr. & Mrs. Bertney
||Dr. Patrick W. North
|Dr. Diana Gardiner
||Dr. Robert Roskoski
|Dr. Philip L.
||Dr. Jack Sheridan
Many Medline users don't know that both Ovid and Pubmed offer the
ability to print citation lists in plain text. This printer
friendly feature excludes extraneous web-page material and saves paper
and ink. Although neither interface has an obvious button for this
feature, both systems offer a more efficient way to print
When you print incorrectly in Ovid, you
not only waste paper and ink, you also get screen prints instead of the
citations and format that you selected. After you run your search
and select the citations that you want to keep, here's how to print them
in plain text::
1. Scroll down to the Results
Manager at the bottom of the last screen of your retrieved citations.
2. Select your parameters under
Results, Fields, and Result Format. Include the search history
if desired. Use the sort keys if you want citations printed in a
different order, such as author or journal title.
3. Under Action, click on either
Display or Print Preview to view your citations in the selected format
before using your web browser's print key. Display keeps the
links available for use while you're online.
4. Use your browser print button
In Pubmed, managing
citations is easier if you display your citations all in one screen
instead of keeping the default of 20 citations per screen. You
may then display citations as plain text without the sidebar menu and
toolbars to print in a “printer-friendly” format, following these
1. Click on the
Show pull-down menu and select a number large than your results.
Click on display.
2. Click in the
check boxes next to each citation you want to save.
3. Use the
Display pull-down menu to select a format. Choose Summary for
bibliographic citations; click on Abstract to include the author
abstract. You can also sort by author, journal, and publication
date. Then click on the Display button.
4. Click Send
to Text, and your selected items will be displayed as plain text.
5. Use your
browser print button to print.
If you have questions about printing or
any other aspect of database searching, please don't hesitate to call
Julie Schiavo or Liz Strother in the dental library.
School of Dentistry Library
1100 Florida Ave., Box 229, New Orleans, LA.
504-619-8550, fax: 504-619-8783
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