Ovid Online Training

Whether you're a first-time Ovid customer or an experienced user, Ovid's training and help options can make using Ovid products smooth and efficient. Ovid offers novice, intermediate, and advanced workshops to help you and your organization get the most out of your Ovid experience.

Live Sessions

Our Trainers are conducting real time, live online sessions to assist you with searching techniques on the Ovid interface. These sessions last an hour or less and give you the opportunity to interact with Ovid's Trainers. Register below for one of our online courses.

Pre-Recorded Sessions

Does your hectic schedule make it difficult to attend one of our scheduled online training courses? Our pre-recorded webex sessions are accessible online 24 hours a day. The courses can be paused, restarted, fast forwarded and replayed. You will be able to see the interface screens and hear the trainer's instruction just as you would in live instructor-led sessions.

Introduction to Ovid

Introduction to Ovid (40 min)
Designed for novice users or experienced users who may need a refresher on Ovid. This course will highlight the features and functionality of the Ovid interface. It will review the various search modes that are available on Ovid and how to work with the results from those searches (i.e. printing, emailing and exporting the records). Available in other languages

Benefits of Ovid Training 
Learn more about free platform and content training options offered by Ovid and available to all customers. Contact your Ovid Representative or the Ovid Training Team to schedule free personalized training today!

Ovid Intermediate / Advanced Courses

My Projects (30 min)
It is recommended that you take the "Introduction to Ovid" class prior to the classes listed in this section. This course introduces and demonstrates the My Projects functionality in Ovid   a dedicated work area to store, organize, and manage research projects and documents, including citations, full text, images, URLs, and more. Available in other languages

Basic Search on Ovid (30 min)
This class covers all aspects of the Basic Search Mode in Ovid. A series of examples are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Basic Search function (this is not just for beginners but also for more advanced users). Natural Language, Related Terms and Relevancy are just a few of the search strategies that are discussed in detail during this session. Available in other languages

Ovid Advanced Search (22 min)
This course covers Advanced Search including building a search, an overview of searching with subject headings, Explode/Focus, keyword searching, combining and using limits, results options and how to save your search.

Introduction to Command Line Searching (50 min)
Expand your search efficiency and precision through the use of Command Line language. This course includes a detailed explanation of Boolean and positional operators, truncation and wildcards, the use of brackets, as well as the most popular quick search commands.

Creating AutoAlerts and eTOCs (30 min)
Learn how to create, configure, edit, and delete a current awareness search, known as an AutoAlert, from an Ovid search strategy. Autoalerts can be configured to automatically deliver the latest search results via email, RSS feed, and/or directly into My Projects at time intervals of your choice. Also learn to create and manage eTOCs (electronic Table of Contents) deliverable via email or RSS feed to keep up with the latest articles in any of the 2800+ journals in the Journals@Ovid database.

Database/Resource-Specific Courses

MEDLINE (30 min)
The course will highlight the unique structure of this database (including MeSH and the Tree) and includes a detailed review of specific limits, fields and search tips for this resource.

Special techniques in MEDLINE (9 min)
Learn more about searching using the NLM’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), floating subheadings, and implementing specific limits such as clinical queries, MEDLINE, Publication types and Limits.

Introduction to EMBASE (9 min)
Course highlights the unique structure of this database (including Emtree and the Thesaurus) and includes a detailed review of specific limits, fields and search tips for this resource.

Advanced techniques in EMBASE (14 min)
Learn more about searching using Emtree, floating subheadings, and implementing specific limits such as clinical queries, MEDLINE, Publication types and conference materials.

Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) (60 min)
Course will review of the unique structure of this database (including the Cochrane resources) and includes an overview of the specific limits, fields and search tips.

PsycInfo (30 min)
This class highlights the unique structure of this database and includes a detailed review of specific limits, fields and search tips for this resource.

Books@Ovid on Ovid (45 min)
Course includes a detailed demonstration of Browsing and Searching your eBooks, viewing Full Text, working with graphics, and linking to resources.

Journals@Ovid on Ovid (45 min)
This course provides a detailed demonstration of Browsing and Searching Your Journals or All Ovid Journals, viewing HTML & PDF Full Text, working with graphics, and linking to resources.

Power User/Administrator Courses

WebStats Introduction
This session guides you through WebStats and how to create customizable Ovid usage reports for your site on demand - both COUNTER compliant & expanded Ovid style. We also show how to download a current report or set up a schedule to automatically send them to you monthly.

Train The Trainer on Ovid 
The Train the Trainer session offers direct interaction with an Ovid Trainer to help you prepare for your own internal training strategy. Such sessions are most effective when focused on your particular users and Ovid subscriptions, and are therefore offered upon request. Request a customized one-on-one Train-the-Trainer session.

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