Ovid enables researchers, clinicians, students and other healthcare professionals find medical information to make critical decision, improve patient care, enhance ongoing research, and fuel new discoveries. The Ovid platform gives access to a collection of databases.
Database and Coverage:
Click on the database name above to go to the Fact file to find out more and to see whether they would be useful for your research.
Where can you find Ovid?
There will be links on your relevant subject guide or you can access the catalogue, Library Search.
Once you have accessed OVID through the above methods, you will see an initial selection window. To find out more about a specific resource, click on the Information icon at the right hand side of the page (see example below):
Once you have decided on which database to search within OVID, then all you need to do is to tick the box next to the database you would like to search and then select ‘OK’.
Want to know more?
Each database in OVID has different subject headings and thesauri, however there are tips and tricks that you can learn that are common to searching all the databases on OVID. So why not check out the Advanced Searching Techniques or watch some of the help videos we have on our YouTube Channel.
Many of you are busy writing your dissertation right now, in the depths of your Masters project or wrestling with your PhD. If you are looking for ideas then look no further than our Theses and Dissertations Guide.
There are many reasons why you would use other theses and dissertations for your studies:
- Has anyone else done a thesis or dissertation on my topic? If so…
- How similar is it to my research question? Do I need to change my question slightly?
- What references/citations did they use? Check them out, they might have used some good references that can help you.
- Can you use this theses/dissertation as a reference for your research?
- Inspiration! Maybe you have a vague idea what your research question is, but you want to see what’s been done already.
Our Theses and Dissertations Guide tells you what print and electronic theses NU Library holds, where to find international theses and signposts you to further information on theses/dissertation production.
The Images topic guide gives you plenty of help with how to find images and how you can use them in a responsible manner – being aware of Copyright laws and how to reference your images.
Remember to use the tabs to discover more on where to find moving images for your studies and further advice on using these resources.
If invention is the name of your game, have a look at out Patent Guide. Though it is small it is very mighty… explaining what Patents are, where to get help in Newcastle, links to online databases where you can search for patents and other online resources for further information on Patents.
*Please note, patents can be quite tricky to search for , so for further help we recommend that you attend one of Newcastle City Library’s FREE Intellectual Property surgeries.