Thursday, February 18, 2016

Medline, PsycINFO Databases Are On the Move

Two popular TWU Libraries databases are on the move. 

Formerly available on the EbscoHOST platform, the database PsycINFO is now available from Ovid. Ebsco's Medline with Full Text is still available through the libraries but is now also available from Ovid (where it is known as Ovid Medline).

PsycINFO users are now taken to an Ovid screen like this.
How will these changes affect me and how I do research?

PsycINFO--a psychology tool for researchers, practitioners, and students in numerous disciplines--still contains citations and summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and on the psychological aspects of related disciplines. What has changed is the user interface. Instead of the EBSCOhost interface you may be familiar with, those logging in to PsycINFO using a Pioneer Portal username and password are now taken to an Ovid screen like the one right. To help you adjust to the new PsycINFO, a help link is available in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen and more Ovid training is available here.

Ebsco's Medline with Full Text, still available through the TWU Libraries, provides medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. Fine-tune your research with Ovid Medline, which the TWU Libraries also provide access to, with its powerful precision search and platform tools like Ovid’s proprietary mapping to MeSH terms. Ovid Medline is updated daily and contains over 23 million citation records from over 5,600 indexed journals dating back to 1946.

All 200+ TWU Libraries databases are accessible via our Databases A-Z List here

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