Embase Database Reload Complete

Embase for Ovid logoThe Embase (EMED) database reload is now complete and Embase is reloaded with the Emtree 2020.01 Thesaurus Tool. You can find information about the changes in the reload news section of the database guide:


Please note that Elsevier is expanding Emtree to cover Coronavirus-related vocabulary. You can retrieve results for these records with the following search for Embase on Ovid:
(coronavirus disease 2019 or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).sh,dj

In addition to the work for Ovid MEDLINE,  the Covid-19 limit for Embase has now been implemented and can be used on both databases. The exact search syntax for this limit is documented in the Embase database guide under “Special Ovid filters for Embase”:


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Cochrane Clinical Answers

From the 1st May 2016 the National NHS Education for Scotland Cochrane Provision will include access to Cochrane Clinical Answers.

Cochrane Clinical Answers covers 32 Clinical Specialties and provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care.

Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from the Cochrane Review. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics. The target audience for Cochrane Clinical Answers is healthcare practitioners and professionals, and other informed health care decision-makers.

Cochrane Clinical Answers have been developed by Cochrane Innovations Ltd. and Wiley Online Library. Access is via Wiley Online Library or via Cochrane Clinical Answers

For more information go to https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/about


OvidToday™ app for Android™ and iPad®

OvidToday is an easy-to-use app, available for iPad® and Android™ devices. The app offers instant access to browse through our Ovid-subscribed journals.

  • Browse Ovid® Journal Holdings – search by journal name, A-Z or by category to find journals that best fit any specialty area
  • Intuitive Interface and Navigation –  makes reading journal articles a simple experience
  • Personal Reading List – you can create a list of journals to follow, even offline, that is most relevant to your research, practice and education
  • Stay Up-To-Date – the latest content from our subscribed journals is instantly available on the app once on Ovid – including Publish Ahead of Print
  • Read Articles Anywhere – Access up to 6 months-worth of rolling content and PDF articles while on-the-go – on campus or at home with remote authentication

Watch the OvidToday Brainshark webinar online to find of more about OvidToday, then download the app here:

Medical Library Team



Anywhere Systematic Review

cochrane-logoWiley has recently announced the launch of a new enhanced HTML format for systematic reviews in The Cochrane Library. In the new format, you’ll be able to view an article easily on the device of your choice, at your convenience.

What is Anywhere Systematic Review?

Anywhere Systematic Review focuses on improving the reading experience of articles on Wiley Online Library, in four simple ways:

Readability: superfluous information and clutter have been removed so that readers can focus on the article.
Navigation: the new layout and sidebar tray allow readers easy access to important information, such as references, at any point in the reading experience, without losing their place on the page.
Functionality: as well as viewing items such as figures, tables and references in context, readers can use new tools to browse through all these items in one place, and quickly navigate to their context in the article.
Mobility: the responsive HTML article will adapt to any device – desktop, tablet, or mobile – to give the optimal reading experience.

You can view an article in the new ‘Anywhere Article’ format wherever you see this link –

Find out more about the new Anywhere Systematic Review  features on the Cochran Library website.

Medical Library Team

INFO: Easy access to Springer Protocols for Life Scientists


We now have ready access to the Springer Protocols material covering 1980 – 2012 through a purchase made by Jisc on behalf of the UK higher eduction sector. Until recently you would find the Protocols from within the SpringerLink site but individual records have now been switched on in Primo and the catalogue making them much more discoverable.

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Springer’s description of the Protocols:

“Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. These documents provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments that describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiment.

SpringerProtocols combines the world’s largest collection of protocols with advanced search functionality. Each protocol is templated into four sections—Introduction, Materials, Methods, Notes—so that information will always be exactly where you expect to find…

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