MEDLINE is recognized as the premier index of biomedical literature, and includes nursing-related material. It is produced by the United States National Library of Medicine and covers thousands of international journals from 1950.
It is a subscription database which is most commonly accessed by CSU users in Ovid. This is sometimes referred to as Ovid MEDLINE.
The search tips below are for the Ovid platform. Ovid provides access to a number of health, medical, and psychology databases. If you want to search other Ovid databases at the same time, please see Searching in more than one Ovid database below.
Much of the content in MEDLINE is also available, free, in PubMed. One advantage of using PubMed is that you don't need any sort of subscription, which means that you will have access after you complete your studies.
If you are interested in the difference between MEDLINE and PubMed, the NLM has a fact-sheet.
MEDLINE is available in a number of date ranges in Ovid so here are some tips on searching in Ovid:
For individual help with using Ovid, please contact the Library or use the Library forum in the NRS538 Interact2 site.
The instructions on this page refer to using MEDLINE in the Ovid platform. If you want to search more extensively in Ovid, you can search across multiple databases at the same time. There are two ways you can do this ...
1. When already searching in any Ovid database, you can click on the Change link in the search panel, then select other databases in the tick-box menu. You will search across all the databases that are ticked.
Go to the Ovid menu of databases and select the databases in which you wish to search.
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