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New OVIDSP interface to Agricola, CAB, Bio Abst, FS&TA

Heavily used agriculture and veterinary medicine databases have a interface new to
UT searches. It is called OVIDSP.

If you search these databases, we have training aids and
guides that will help you learn how to search them with OVIDSP:

AGRICOLA 1970 to present
Biological Abstracts 1969 to present
CAB Abstracts 1973 to present
Food Science and Technology Abstracts 1969 to present

UTIA personnel please contact Ann Viera (4-9015 or Sandy Leach (974-7922 or for assistance searching these or any other databases.

Printed guide to OVID SP available: contact Ann ( or 974-9015) for a copy of the printed Quick Reference Card from OVID SP or download the .pdf version.

High-quality training is available online now at your desktop produced by academic librarians at other institutions who have already produced podcast and written tutorials about how to search with the new OVIDSP interface.

Yale Medical Library OVID SP tutorials by Lei Wang–assumes you’ve used the old OVID interface. Medline is the database searched using OvidSP. Short, authoritative, highly recommended!

University of Leeds has two online workbooks dated 2/1/08:
OVID SP Starter Workbook
OVIDSP Advanced Workbook

Pros and Cons of the new OVIDSP from Dean Guistini/UCB Library

Additional tutorials and training aids will be posted on this blog as we find them. Thanks to the Krafty Librarian for alerting us to the work of our colleagues.

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