Monday, March 16, 2015

ACT NOW! Saved Searches will be Lost – NHS Users

This is a reminder...

From the 1st of April the provision of the Medline and PsychInfo databases, as part of the NHS Core Content, will be delivered via ProQuest and not Ovid.

Changes will be made to the NHS HDAS interface to run searches on these 2 databases via ProQuest instead of Ovid.

As a consequence of these changes, any searches (and associated alerts) saved within HDAS by users, which use these databases or search across databases, will be lost.

You are advised to export your search information in order to retain it. You can then re-create the search, and alert, when the new interface is implemented.

Screen-shot of the HDAS Export optoins

You can find instructions on saving searches and alerts on our Journal Problems page here.

Note for users who use the Ovid interface directly.

If you use the Ovid interface directly to save searches, and set up alerts, on Medline or PsychInfo you will also lose access to your saved searches. Ovid are investigating whether searches can be exported to ProQuest but you are advised to export any saved searches and alerts as a precaution.

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