Many key biomedical databases for UCL staff and students are now available through a new interface called OvidSP. OvidSP has replaced Silverplatter / WebSPIRS, to provide more up to date references and exciting new search features. From 1st October databases will no longer be available through the Silverplatter / WebSPIRS interface and all saved searches will be lost.
Databases now available through OvidSP include:
- Biotechnology Abstracts
- HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)
- HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)
Other resources accessible through OvidSP include a selection of ejournals and ebooks, including PsycBOOKS.
To access databases through the Silverplatter / WebSPIRS interface (before the end of September), go to http://arc.uk.ovid.com/webspirs/start.ws?customer=ucl for PsycINFO, or http://erl-server.ucl.ac.uk/ for the other databases.
To access databases through OvidSP, link through the Library Services webpages at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/database/.
For help with transferring database searches, or for training and support in using the OvidSP interface, please contact your local library staff (see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/sites.shtml).