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Ovid Fact Sheet

About Ovid

Ovid Technologies is an internationally recognized leader of electronic medical, scientific, and academic research information solutions. By providing a customizable suite of content, tools and services, Ovid supports the diverse research needs of its 13 million users worldwide - academic, medical, and corporate professionals and students seeking fast, accurate answers to important questions that help to fuel discoveries, explore topics, or research diagnoses.

We help make research smarter, faster, and more effective for users by providing powerful platforms (Ovid and SilverPlatter) to access premier content, including 1,200 journals, over 160 books and more than 300 databases, with robust software tools and specialized services to browse, search, retrieve and respond to critical information.

Founded in 1988, Ovid is used across the globe by librarians, researchers, clinicians and students from leading colleges and universities; medical schools; academic research libraries and library consortia; hospitals and healthcare systems; pharmaceutical and other corporate entities; HMOs; and clinical practices. In North America alone, Ovid is used by 93% of medical libraries, 97% of teaching hospitals, and 87% of U.S. hospitals with more than 200 beds, as well as the top 30 pharmaceutical companies.

Ovid is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. WK Health is a unit of Wolters Kluwer nv, a multinational information services company with annual sales of more than €3.9 billion and 20,000 employees.
When you use Ovid, you have the world at your fingertips - hundreds of databases, more than 1500 journals, books from dozens of publishers, and most importantly, the answer to one question - yours. Ovid will help you customize three components for you, your organization, or your institution:

  • Content: Get access to thousands of the world's most influential journals, texts, and databases.

The world’s premier content is available on Ovid! From highly-cited journals to world renowned textbooks to premier bibliographic databases, you’re sure to find the content resources you need to answer your important questions, and advance your research.

From Medical and Life Sciences, to Science and Technology, to Arts and Literature, Ovid offers one of the largest and most impressive selection of bibliographic databases in the world.
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Electronic versions of highly regarded, essential titles in medicine, nursing, and related subjects all highly searchable, cover to cover!
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Journals@Ovid is one of the largest single-database aggregations of 100% searchable scientific, technical and medical full text journals in the world - available exclusively through Ovid Online!
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Tailored to specific subject areas, these premium mixes of Ovid content and tools offer you a complete package of resources in one convenient purchase.
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Clinical Decision Support Tools
Top clinical content paired with carefully designed searching tools to enhance learning and decision making skills for the practitioner, researcher, or student.
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Local Language Information Resources
Ovid now offers hundreds of Portuguese-language books and full-text journals from Brazilian publishing giant Atheneu to physicians, clinicians, nurses, and others in the medical community. Topics range from pediatrics and gynecology to geriatrics and endocrinology.
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Health & Safety Publishing
Croner.CCH, another Wolters Kluwer company, offers a range of premium SilverPlatter database products in the areas of Hazardous Chemicals Regulation, and Occupational Safety and Health. All are regularly updated and can be accessed via the Internet, across networks and on CD-ROM.
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  • Tools: From searching and navigation to results, full-text, and personalization - Ovid offers a full suite of online and local state-of-the-art user tools.

For searching tools that are powerful, yet easy to use, you can depend on Ovid. Ovid delivers the features and customization options you need to get the results you want, and answer your important questions. At Ovid, the most important tools are the ones that suit your unique needs - that's why we offer our customers a variety of options to choose from, delivered on these distinct platforms:

Ovid Platform
Our flagship solution brings millions of links to premium full text journals and books, and world class bibliographic databases, right to your desktop.
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SilverPlatter Platform
Secure, reliable access to bibliographic databases with links to full text.
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Ovid LinkSolver™
Ovid LinkSolver is Ovid's powerful new universal link resolver that provides end-users with significantly advanced linking capabilities with which to access their library's entire collection of web-based content, as well as a wealth of Internet resources, regardless of where they reside. The next generation of universal linking solutions is here with Ovid LinkSolver!
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Ovid SearchSolver™
To help simplify the world of information resources, Ovid has developed a next generation federated search solution, Ovid SearchSolver. This exciting new resource discovery tool delivers advanced functionality providing users with the ability to search and retrieve the best information for their needs, in a simple and consistent manner.
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Clinical Decision Support Tools
Top clinical content paired with carefully designed searching tools to enhance learning and decision making skills for the practitioner, researcher, or student.
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QUOSA Information ManagerTM
A powerful downloadable desktop tool, provided through an exclusive partnership with QUOSA, that enables researchers in life sciences, medicine, and related disciplines to better organize, manage, and analyze their full text documents right on their desktop.
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  • Services: Choose from a variety of training and customization services.

We're Here To Help
You've experienced how Ovid's outstanding content and powerful searching tools can meet the demands of your research - now discover how Ovid's premium, customizable services complete your research solution to help you maximize your success!

Whether you're an individual researcher, or a manager of information resources, Ovid's services offer you the help, the ideas, and the personalization you need to leverage your Ovid investment:

  • Help - From quick searching tips, to administrative management tools, to intensive skill building resources, Ovid services help you get the most out of your Ovid solution.
  • Ideas - Innovative approaches to research are our specialty; as we develop these new approaches, techniques, and tools, we'll provide the forums to share them with you.
  • Personalization - Customizable tools and services that allow you to tailor your Ovid solution to your unique needs, for information that's precise, current, and easy to manage.

Our commitment to providing you with exceptional services is ongoing. Our current service offerings include:

  • Research Skill Building - Sessions and reference tools that help you research on Ovid and get the answers you need.
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  • Personalized Updates - Opt-in tools you can use to get updates on the topics and issues important to you, plus opportunities to collaborate with Ovid on future developments.
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  • Technical Support Services - Resources to help you more effectively manage your Ovid Tools.
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  • Proprietary Database Service - Let Ovid integrate your organization's individual database resources into a single, searchable, fully customized solution.
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  • PayPerView - Purchase online articles, even if your institution doesn't have a subscription to the journal. This feature is available to customers searching in Ovid Web Gateway and by users who want to link to Ovid full text from external sites.
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  • Microsoft Office 2003 - Through our partnership with Microsoft, users of their 2003 suite of Office products have direct access to their Ovid resources.
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Whether you need the answer to make a decision, a diagnosis, or a discovery; your Ovid search results will help you decide what to do next.

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