Jumpstart

You can use this utility to create a JumpStart URL for use on your homepage - it will take the user to the Table of Contents of their particular journal or book.

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Still have questions? Below is a list of most common questions around Ovid Jumpstarts.

Do Ovid's jumpstarts expire?
No, jumpstarts in Ovid do not expire.

Can I link to ANY page in Ovid? 
While the Ovid jumpstart technology allows you to link virtually any place within OvidSP, Ovid's Email Jumpstart feature allows you to create links to Full text articles, saved searches, a Journal issue list, an Issue's TOC or a browseable category. For additional links or link options, please contact your customer support representative or consult your OvidSP user guide for more information on jumpstarts.

How do I save a link to the article I was just reading? 
From the article you can click on the "Email Jumpstart" button. From there you once you create a jumpstart you can either cut/paste the displayed link on the "Email Jumpstart" screen OR you can email yourself the link to use at a later date.

I want to construct a link to a particular journal-can I make a link to the latest table of contents? To an Issue List? 
At this point you can construct a link to any journal issue's table of contents. To do this, simply navigate to the journal issue you'd like to link to. From the Table of Contents, click on the "Email Jumpstart" button. From there you once you create a jumpstart you can either cut/paste the displayed link on the "Email Jumpstart" screen OR you can email yourself the link to use at a later date. Similarly if you want to create a link to a particular issue list, simply navigate to the desired issue list and click the "Email Jumpstart" button. 
NOTE: this link will go back to the Table of Contents you were at, NOT the latest. So, if in the time between creating the jumpstart and using the link a new issue has been added, you will not link to that TOC. It might be a better option to create a link to the issue list instead.

I have this really great saved search--can I make a link that executes the search and posts the results? 
Absolutely! From the saved search screen, simply select the search you'd like to link to and click the "Email Jumpstart" button. Using this link you can rerun this search at any time and go directly to the titles display.

I normally login without being asked for an Ovid id/password. How do I login with my email jumpstart? 
The jumpstart is a "shortcut" to logging in. You will still follow your usual method of logging in to Ovid. For example, if you normally login to Ovid without being asked for an ID/Password, you are probably IP validated. In that case, your jumpstart will log you into Ovid as normal. 
If you normally login to Ovid using a non-Ovid id/password (e.g. Network ID, SSN, Library Card), please have your local Administrator contact Ovid Technical Support to discuss custom validation options.

I log into Ovid Web OvidSP using EZ Proxy or other proxy server. Can I still create jumpstarts that will allow me to bypass the login screen even though I'm using a Proxy? Yes. Your local Ovid Administrator can request Ovid Technical Support to add Proxy settings for all Email Jumpstarts. Or, you can edit the emailed Jumpstart and add the Proxy settings. Please consult with your Proxy administrator for details on adding Proxy settings to URL's.

Download PDF of complete Jumpstart documentation for Administrators

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