Scheduled maintenance 19th March : impact on the Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library logoWiley Online Library will be undergoing scheduled downtime, for maintenance, with direct impact on Cochrane Library users on 19th March starting at 11.00 am, UK time.

The downtime is expected to last for around 3 hours  (11:00 to 14:00).

Users of the Cochrane Library site may experience performance deterioration, with intermittent access issues for opening the search results and browse functionality.
A user may have one of three possible journeys during this maintenance period:

  1. A correctly resolved page return
  2.  A maintenance message
  3. A failed to load message

The maintenance is needed for various Wiley Online Library aspects of a Access & Licence Management project.


Wiley Online Library maintenance on Saturday 21st March

Cochrane Library logoWiley Online Library have scheduled maintenance on Saturday 21st March 2015 between 10:30 am – 6:30 pm to upgrade system hardware.

2015 Embase® database reload now live

The 2015 Embase® global database reload on Ovid® was completed on Monday, March 9, 2015. See below for complete details on the reload.


The reload incorporates 937 new terms that have been added to Emtree as preferred terms for 2015. This includes 140 replacement terms (19 drug terms and 121 medical terms). Of these terms, 125 are new (generic names for drug chemical names) and 15 are replacements.

  • No drug terms will be replaced by a medical term, and no medical terms will be replaced by a drug term
  • No preferred terms will be deleted

Additional MEDLINE®-Unique Records

Elsevier has added further MEDLINE®-unique records to Embase and Embase Classic. This includes up to 25,000 records from 1974-2011 and up to 120,000 records from 1967-1973. These records will not be part of AutoAlerts. To view them, you will need to enter the following into your search to retrieve them –

  • 201592.up for records from 1974-2011
  • 201593.up for records from 1967-1973

Useful Resources

As a reminder, Embase reloads twice annually. If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at

The Medical Library Team

Medical Library Makeover – Update

The decorators have finished painting the 1st floor and top floor of the library and are currently working in floor 2.

Work will start on Monday 18th February to replace the carpet and vinyl on the 1st floor and stairways in the library. Access to the stairs may be limited at times to allow for the vinyl to be lifted and the new carpet laid.  Access to the floors will be available via the lift when the stairs are blocked off.

The contractors will start on the first floor in the Reference and Heavy Demand area.

During this time there will be some noise and disruption but we hope to keep this to a minimum.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Medical Library Team