Ovid database maintenance


OvidSP databases are scheduled for maintenance this Tuesday 25th August from 12am AEST (see TimeandDate.com for the time in your area) to upload the following enhancements to the Browse Journals and Full-Text display areas:

Journal A-Z page

  • Search bar for quickly searching a list of all Ovid journals or journals your institution subscribes to on Ovid
  • Four navigational “widgets” – Filter by Availability, Filter by Title, Filter by Subject, and My Favorites – which can be collapsed or rearranged

Table of Contents page

  • Search bar for searching articles in the current issue or all issues of a journal; keyword and Advanced Search options are available
  • “Breadcrumb trail” will allow for easier navigation
  • Two navigational “widgets”: Journal Information and Issue List, which can be collapsed or rearranged

Full-text display of a specific journal article

  • Standardized screen resolution size for enhanced readability
  • “Breadcrumb trail” for easier navigation
  • Collapsible text sections and back-to-top links
  • Thumbnail images (when images are available) that enlarge in a pop-up window will appear together in an Image Gallery
  • Images can be exported to PowerPoint
  • Article Tools section that will include all your work functions, such as Jumpstart and PDF display links
  • Outline section which will allow you to quickly navigate to different areas of the article

Users who are logged in when maintenance begins will be able to continue using OvidSP databases, until they log-out or are timed out.

Any inconvenience caused by this down time is regretted.

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