OvidSP Quick Reference Guide ©2010
Clicking the article title link takes you to the Complete Reference display or Full Text (when
available). Additional views and links are provided on the right of each citation. These may include
Abstract Reference, Complete Reference, Ovid Full Text (or Full Text). Links to Document
Delivery, External Link Resolvers and Library Catalogs may be added by the administrator.
Books@Ovid results will include a book passage and links to the full text. Journals@Ovid results will
include a PDF (when available) and a link to the full text.
To ﬁnd related records, select the Find Similar or Find Citing Articles links (when available) or
references links (when available).
Navigation options of Previous Result or Next Result and Go to # (where # is the document
number) are available at the top of each results page.
Annotations (when available)
Select the yellow Annotate icon to the left of a record to add notes.
Note: The icon changes as the notes are saved.
Annotations may be output with the results using the output menus. Annotations remain attached to
the records and are stored within My Account settings.
Note: You need to login to My Account to add or output annotations.
Universal Search Results (when available)
Print, Email, Export and My Projects
Include external sources by selecting Universal Search from the Resources, Selected Resources
menu. Universal Search results are only available in Advanced Search or Basic Search modes.
Universal Search results are displayed next to the OvidSP results.
View results in either the Universal Search tab (selected resources together) or multiple tab
(individual sources) views. Options include sorting or deduplication, linking to source results,
annotating citations and linking to full text (when available). Navigating to Next Results/Previous
Results and to other sources, and the link to Get more records are at the top of the page.
Output choices, Print, Email, Export, or My Projects are at the top of each results page. Select results
then an output icon. Select individual results using the checkboxes, or Select All at the top of the page.
Selected Results: Lists selected individual results (using checkboxes) or all results.
Print (and others):
• Select Fields to Display: Choose preset ﬁelds lists or select a custom list
• Select Citation Style: Use Ovid Labeled Citation for print, email or export to reference
management software or choose another style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
• Include: Choose Search History to include the search strategy, Annotations to include notes
or URLs to Ovid full text in citation to link into OvidSP results or full text
Include From and To addresses, separating with a comma if necessary. Add Subject title and
Message (if desired)