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Clinical and Research Support

Managing your results

Filtering Results

Filtering allows you to exclude material you do not want. Options are shown beneath the search box.

  • Publication Year - to exclude older literature which may be redundant
  • Review - can be useful to find summaries of literature ona topic
  • Publication type
  • Language
  • Human or animal studies

Filter with the check boxes or the Limit a Search option. Note the database defaults to filtering the last line of your search. To limit an earlier set of results check the line you want in your search history. Click Search to run the filters.


Exporting Results

Results can be exported as Word, txt, Excel, Endnote, RIS and other file formats. This allows results to be imported into reference management programs or kept to be viewed on other devices.   

Results can also be emailed to any account.

The format of the exported citations can be customised to suit the user. Check Include Link to External Resolver in the export dialogue box to include links to full text of articles.

To select the citations you want to export, click the checkboxes to the left of the results.


Saving searches

Create an account in Ovid to save your search. This allows you to return to your work without redoing your search, rerun searches or share with colleagues.

You can also save your search as an autoalert to get updates on your topic.