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Weekly News Digest

October 9, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Nursing@Ovid Opens Portal Door to Health Resources

Ovid just rolled out its Nursing@Ovid, a new portal that provides access to premium nursing and allied health full-text resources. Nursing@Ovid, which is built on OvidSP’s search and discovery platform architecture, lets users find answers to real-world clinical and research questions quickly from any location, from classroom to library to nursing work stations. The portal is described as an "evolution of a ‘vertical’ solution to scholarly literature searching."

Using Ovid’s new proprietary-controlled vocabulary and associated nursing lexicon, users have access to precise information with a specific focus on nursing and allied health terminology. Nursing@Ovid also offers the natural language processing and flexible search refinements and management workflow tools available in the OvidSP architecture to integrate a range of premium content. Ovid Universal Search technology, which is built into Nursing@Ovid, also extends a user’s search by combining content from non-Ovid platforms and importing search results from content holdings in a user’s research, including PubMed and subscriptions such as CINAHL.

Nursing@Ovid includes the following components:

  • Ovid Nursing Subject Thesaurus
  • Ovid Nursing Database
  • Ovid Universal Search
  • Premium Full-Text Resources
  • Access to the Nursing Advisor
  • Nursing-Specific Search Filters

Subscribers will have access to a core set of content resources that include the bibliographic database and the journal components listed above.

Source: Ovid (

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