Which MEDLINE do I use? Ovid MEDLINE vs. PubMed

Ovid MEDLINE vs. PubMed

 

 

Ovid MEDLINE

PubMed

Coverage

1947-present.  Can search 1947-present, 1996-present, or in-process and other non-indexed citations

1947-present.  Searches all citations at once, including the in-process and non-indexed citations

Strengths

·       Subject heading mapping

·       Direct export to Refworks and Endnote

·       Easy access to search history

·       Related Articles

·       Citation Matcher

·       Most current information – updated daily

·       Easy to do quick keyword search

Email

Ability to email citations to yourself and others

Ability to email citations to yourself and others by using the Send To email feature

Explode

Can explode MESH terms by clicking the Explode box.  (Explode:  to include more specific MESH terms in your search)

PubMed automatically explodes MESH terms

Exporting Citations

Can export to Refworks, EndNote and others.  Includes a direct export function

Can export to Refworks and EndNote, but no direct export function.  Must save results as a text file and then export

Find an article

Use the Find Citation feature when you have incomplete information

Use Citation Matcher feature when you have incomplete information

Formatting  Bibliographies

Can export to a bibliography using limited style formats

Can do a basic bibliography

Full text

Links directly to Ovid Full text, and use the blue Find It @OHSU Library link to link to our other full text journals

Links directly to PubMed Central full text, and use the blue Find It @OHSU Library link to link to our other full text journals

Limits

Ovid has a few more limits than PubMed, including subject subsets and animal types

Limits must be turned off after each search or they will be in effect for every search

Remote Access

Available to OHSU faculty, staff and students only.  Must log in with library barcode number from off-campus

Free to all, but only OHSU faculty, staff and students can access the OHSU version of PubMed, which links to full text articles.  Must log in with library barcode number from off-campus

Saving Searches

Yes, by creating a personal account and clicking Save Search History.  You can save searches temporarily, permanently, or by setting up an Auto-Alert (SDI)

Yes, by creating a personal account and signing in to My NCBI.  You can save searches temporarily, permanently, or by setting up an Auto-Alert (SDI)

Showing Cited References

Ovid shows cited references, but only the references from Ovid full text journals

PubMed does not show cited references

Similar Articles

Use Find Similar to retrieve more citations similar to your topic.  NOTE:  Find Similar only looks in Ovid full text journals, not all of MEDLINE

Use Related Articles to retrieve more citations similar to your topic.  Related Articles looks in all of MEDLINE

Single Citation Searching

Click the Find Citation link

Click on Single Citation Matcher under PubMed Tools