Ovid databases, ebook and ejournals now available

Starting July 1, 2018, Ovid will no longer require a Username and Password to access and will be available to all WU users. In addition to databases (Ovid Medline and Health and Psychosocial Instruments), it will include over 1000 fulltext ebooks and over 500 fulltext ejournals. Many thanks to Becker Medical Library for making this possible!

Ovid includes:

  • Ovid Medline, 1946-Present, international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) 1985-Present; ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. HAPI assists researchers, practitioners, educators, administrators, and evaluators, including students, to identify measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, class papers/projects, theses/dissertations, and program evaluation. By creating an organized resource of previously unavailable measurement information, HAPI: (a) provides a means of locating a variety of instruments, (b) helps to reduce inefficiency and cost, and (c) eliminates duplication and “reinvention of the wheel.”
  • Books@Ovid; full text, references, updates, and graphics from some of the most respected sources in medicine, nursing, and pharmacology. A searcher can choose to run a search in one text, selected texts, or all texts. Color diagrams, charts, and other textbook illustrations are available as thumbnails or full-sized graphics. Ovid updates books with most recent edition or with chapter/section updates when they are received from the publisher. Select Books@Ovid and pull down “limit to Books” to browse the available eBooks including many of the current Washington Manuals. To download a PDF file select the View in Book Reader button to access the eBook. Then select the green arrow to view the available Tools. Export to PDF is one of the available Tools.
  • Washington University Full Text; a subset of the larger Journals@Ovid fulltext database that is limited to only the journals to which WU has access (and Becker Medical Library subscribes.) It provides 100% searchability, seamless integration with databases, and the ability to browse by journal and by subject. Journals come from many prominent publishers. When printing a full text article, the default graphic size is full size. The graphic-size option is available through the Full Text Manager at the end of each article. Graphics can be printed in full, medium, or small (thumbnail) size, or omitted entirely.

For questions, contact Ask Us! or your subject librarian.

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819