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Inspec on Ovid

Inspec on Ovid quick reference guide 

Ovid quick reference guide [PDF, 58KB]

Inspec on Ovid user guide

Ovid user notes [PDF, 1,765KB] 

Inspec on Ovid user guide - Spanish

Chemical indexing

A controlled indexing system for inorganic substances and material systems designed to overcome a number of problems which arise when searching for chemical substances using uncontrolled index terms.

Numerical indexing

Used to solve problems arising from the variety of ways in which an author may express a particular value. Inspec's numerical data indexing standardises the format in which numerical values are shown.

Training videos for the OvidSP platform

A free online training session showing how to search Inspec on OvidSP is available from Wolters Kluwer.

How indexing can refine results

This is the first of 2 videos showing Inspec search examples on the OvidSP platform. 

This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements.  The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords and classification codes to produce accurate results. 

How to carry out effective searches

This is the second of 2 videos showing Inspec search examples on the OvidSP platform.  This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles.