15 September 2008

Access to Medline, Embase, PsycINFO and other databases for UCL staff and students is changing!

If you have saved searches or alerts on Silverplatter / WebSPIRS databases you must transfer them before the end of September.

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:
  • Medline
  • Embase
  • PsycINFO
  • AMED
  • 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).

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