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A Comparison Between MD Consult, PubMed and Ovid Web

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Features

MD Consult

PubMed

Ovid

Access method

Jefferson Campus Key

Free or Jefferson Campus Key via proxy server

Jefferson Campus Key

Tutorials/help available


Resources

MD Consult

PubMed

Ovid

Weekly summaries of journals

 


(Mediated)

Full-text reference books


(40 books)


(24 books)


(3 books)

Practice guidelines

Drug information

What patients are reading in general literature

   

Drug updates

   

Daily medical news

   

Customizable patient handouts


(also in Spanish)

   

Case of the week practice modules

   

Clinical topic tours

   

Full-text evidence-based medicine resources

 


Databases

MD Consult

PubMed

Ovid

BLAST, OMIM, Structure, Taxonomy, Genome databases

 

 

MEDLINE


(Mid 60s-present)


(Mid 60s-present)


(1966-present)

MEDLINE In Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations

 


(Automatic)

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

   


(1966-present)

HaPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)

   

(1985-present)

HealthSTAR/Ovid HealthSTAR

   


(1975-present)

PsycINFO    

(1872-present)

SPORTDiscus

   


(1830-present)

EBM Reviews: ACP Journal Club

   


(1991-present)

EBM Reviews: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

   

EBM Reviews: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

 

EBM Reviews: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

   


Medline Search Features

MD Consult

PubMed

Ovid Medline

Field searching

Related article searching

 

Research methodology filters

 


(Filters)

Thesaurus option when searching

Simultaneous multi-file search feature


(Auto default)


(Auto default)


(Not default)

Citation matcher

 


Medline Limiting Features

MD Consult

PubMed

Ovid Medline

Limit to major subject heading (focus)

 


([MAJR] for MeSH limiter)


(Focus)

Publication type limits

Date limits


Citation Management

MD Consult

PubMed

Ovid Medline

Save search strategies

 


(Cubby)*


(Temp)

Export citations to bibliographic management software

 

Email citations

 

Run bookmarked searches

 


(Temp)

Current awareness (SDI)

 


(Cubby)*


(Mediated)


Searching MEDLINE

MD Consult

PubMED

Ovid

Full-text articles


(Link-out)^


(JLS@Ovid, Your JLS@Ovid and OpenLinks)

Store marked records

 


(Clipboard, max. 500 citations)


(Search display box)

Explode subject headings


(Not default)

Automatic
(Most comprehensive)


(Not default)

MeSH mapping or lookup

 


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^ Use the following codes to access full-text articles:
  • loprovtjusmlib[filter]
  • loprovtjusmlib[sb]
Mediated: Contact Reference Desk 215-503-8150 or AskaLibrarian@jefferson.edu to request mediated searches

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