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OvidSP MEDLINE Tutorial

After completing this tutorial, you should have a better understanding of how to:

  • formulate a search strategy
  • conduct a basic MEDLINE search in OvidSP
  • print or save the citations retrieved
  • obtain the articles from the SLU Medical Center Library

The best way to use this tutorial is to follow the logical steps in the development and execution of a MEDLINE search. Click on the Next > button at the bottom of the page to start this tutorial.

This interactive OvidSP Tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step the basic components of a MEDLINE database search. This tutorial is used with the permission of its creator, Connie Schardt, Information and Education Services Associate Director at the Duke University Medical Center Library. It has been revised and updated by the library staff of Saint Louis University Medical Center and Pius Libraries.

Permission has been granted by Ovid Technologies, Inc. to use Web pages, screen shots, and icons from the Ovid Web Gateway for educational purposes only.

Last modified:  7/11
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