Hear from our knowledgeable customer success team to further assist you with searching techniques, tools and support on the Ovid interface. Register for one of our upcoming live webinars, where you will have the chance to join your peers and participate in live Q&A with our expert speakers. Miss any of our live webinars? You can also register below for access to any of our previous presentations on-demand.

Recently Recorded Webcasts

Creating a Publication-Ready Manuscript

Webinar Date: Tuesday, 24th November, 2020
Webinar Time: 2PM GMT


Presented By: Duncan A. MacRae, Director, Open Access, Editorial for Wolters Kluwer 

Lippincott®, a publishing division of Wolters Kluwer, is excited to offer the free author webinar, “Creating a Publication-Ready Manuscript.” Presented in English, this event offers new and experienced authors alike tips to hone their skills for publishing a manuscript in a peer-reviewed healthcare journal. The webinar will address top strategies for writing a good paper, submitting a manuscript, the peer review process and publishing a paper open access.

Duncan MacRae currently serves as the Director, Open Access, Editorial for Wolters Kluwer. In this role, Duncan oversees the development and implementation of editorial policies for Wolters Kluwer and Medknow open access publications. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2013, Duncan served as Managing Editor for Neurosurgery, the official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as Senior Manager, Editorial Operations for PriMed, a leading provider of continuing medical education, and Managing Editor for Brain Pathology, the official publication of the International Society of Neuropathology.

Previously Recorded Webcasts

Marketing Online Resources in the Academic Library
Previously recorded on Wednesday, 14th October,  2020

Presented By: Ned Potter, an Academic Liaison Librarian, and a Trainer for various organisations

This webinar will focus on how to approach promoting e-Resources. The occasional tweet and poster is not enough to truly market our resources to students and academics: how do we move beyond this to frame messages so they have the most impact? What actually matters to our audiences? Which channels should we use? The purpose of this session is to break marketing down into easily manageable chunks, and enable you to prioritise what to do next when it comes to communicating the value of your resources. 
Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian, and a Trainer for various organisations including the Bodleian Libraries and the British Library. His book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published by Facet in 2012. Ned can be found online at ned-potter.com and on Twitter at @ned_potter.

Upcoming Events

Systematic Reviews - What are they? Where are they? What do they include?

Previously recorded on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020


Presented By: Michael Fanning, Ovid Training Manager based in Europe


Systematic Reviews are the informational backbone of evidence-based medical practice. Initially, systematic reviews focussed predominantly on the effectiveness of a clinical intervention - as indicated by randomised controlled trials. However, today's researchers are confronted by a wide range of questions for which they also need to review literature systematically, and not only through the lens of clinical effectiveness. Using practical examples run on Ovid MEDLINE and Embase, this webinar will demonstrate the variety of systematic reviews currently under discussion. It will show how to locate them using different search techniques, such as limits, search filters and free-text searching. In conclusion, we will consider what, aside from randomised controlled trials, constitutes a systematic review.

Michael Fanning is one of the Ovid Training Managers based in Europe. He has a background in medical science and extensive experience in the search and retrieval of information from medical databases and information systems. He has also held specialist courses on information use and re-use in the context of evidence-based medical practice.

Previously Recorded Webcasts

Systematic Reviews - What are they? Where are they? What do they include?

Previously recorded on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020

Presented By: Presented By: Michael Fanning, Ovid Training Manager based in Europe

Systematic Reviews are the informational backbone of evidence-based medical practice. Initially, systematic reviews focussed predominantly on the effectiveness of a clinical intervention - as indicated by randomised controlled trials. However, today's researchers are confronted by a wide range of questions for which they also need to review literature systematically, and not only through the lens of clinical effectiveness. Using practical examples run on Ovid MEDLINE and Embase, this webinar will demonstrate the variety of systematic reviews currently under discussion. It will show how to locate them using different search techniques, such as limits, search filters and free-text searching. In conclusion, we will consider what, aside from randomised controlled trials, constitutes a systematic review.

Michael Fanning is one of the Ovid Training Managers based in Europe. He has a background in medical science and extensive experience in the search and retrieval of information from medical databases and information systems. He has also held specialist courses on information use and re-use in the context of evidence-based medical practice.

Upcoming Events

How to improve your literature searching with PICO
Previously recorded on Wednesday, 24th June , 2020

Presented By: Maurice Clementi, an experienced member of the Ovid Training Department with over 10 years of training expertise

Ovid invites users to its webinar workshop on “How to improve your literature searching with PICO”. As a tool that is endorsed by the Cochrane Collaboration, we will first provide a brief introduction of the PICO methodology then, we will demonstrate the strengths of PICO as a tool in helping health professionals, librarians and researchers identify clinical evidence for systematic reviews.
Maurice Clementi is an experienced member of the Ovid Training Department. With over 10 years of training expertise, he provides online, onsite and blended training to Ovid customers and their users.  Currently supporting the EMEA region, he is responsible for delivering training courses to a wide range of user profiles within hospitals, universities and pharma companies.

Upcoming Events

Authentication methods – How best to ensure that your users can seamlessly access resources

Previously recorded on Tuesday, 12th May, 2020

Presented by: Tarja Huttunen, Finnish Consultant in the Customer Success Team in Ovid

Academic and medical organizations around the world rely on various authentication methods to provide access to their resources for their users. In this brief webinar, we’ll look at the importance of authentication and how to grant users access to various information systems and resources. You’ll learn about the most common authentication methods used today, their history and the advantages of different methods.
Tarja Huttunen is a Finnish Consultant in the Customer Success Team in Ovid. In this role, she helps libraries to make the most of their Ovid resources through trainings, implementations and customizations.

Upcoming Events

Statistics - How to calculate cost-per-article using COUNTER 5 metrics
Previously recorded on Thursday, 27th February, 2020

Presented by: Charlotte Viken, a Swedish librarian who is now a Senior Consultant in the Customer Success Team in Ovid

Libraries are under increasing pressure to justify their expenditure. Over the past decade, library administrators have become more interested in using cost-per-use techniques in their reports to quantify the worth of e-resources. The most common approach is to calculate how much the product cost during a given period, divided by how many times it was used. In this short webinar, we will show how to calculate cost-per-article, looking at examples of COUNTER 5 Standard Views and comparing them to the corresponding COUNTER 4 reports. We will briefly point out the most important changes, and we will show the effects the new metric types have on cost-per-article calculations.
Charlotte Viken is a Swedish librarian who is now a Senior Consultant in the Customer Success Team in Ovid. In this role, she helps libraries to make the most out of their Ovid resources through trainings, implementations and customizations.

Upcoming Events

What We Can Do For You To Increase Visibility, Accessibility and Usage

Previously recorded on Thursday, 10th October, 2019


Presented by: Charlotte Viken, a Swedish librarian who is now a Senior Consultant in the Customer Success Team in Ovid

Learn how to make the most of your Ovid resources with Ovid‘s Support & Services. Whether you are looking for training, tutorials, buttons, posters, customisation options or expert search tools, we will help to guide you in the right direction. Find the information that you need in order to increase the visibility, accessibility and usage of your Ovid resources.
Charlotte Viken is a Swedish librarian who is now a Senior Consultant in the Customer Success Team in Ovid. In this role, she helps libraries to make the most out of their Ovid resources through trainings, implementations and customizations.

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