Database Searching Tutorials: Further Information and Training: OVID MEDLINE

This guide provides information about tutorials that are available to demonstrate how to use different scholarly databases


Up-to-the-minute access to the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,500 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages (60 languages for older journals). English abstracts are included in more than 80% of the records.

Publisher Created Tutorials

Introduction to MEDLINE on OVID (19 min)

The course will highlight the unique structure of this database (including MeSH and the Tree) and includes a detailed review of specific limits, fields and search tips for this resource.

OVIDsp Tutorials

Search and discover current full-text ejournals and ebooks, as well as bibliographic information, plus manage your results and all of your research documents—all within the OvidSP platform.

OVIDsp Training Page - OVID's training page includes links to both live and recorded training sessions on how to use the OVID interface and also for the different databases available on the OVID platform, such as MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and ACP Journal Club.

OVIDsp Resource Center - The resource center provides links to different written guides for the OVID interface and OVID databases.  The guides are in PDF format.

Access Pratt Library Databases

The links in this guide are to the tutorials and information guides with instructions about how to use the databases and other resources available through the Edward L. Pratt Research Library.  To access the databases please visit the Databases Page of the Pratt Library website or you can also access UC Libraries databases through our affiliate access.