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.

Upcoming Webcasts

Creating effective videos for libraries

Webinar Date: 13 May
Webinar Time: 2PM BST


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

Every day on YouTube people watch over a billion hours of video. Users of your service ARE there, so how do you provide useful video content? This webinar will look what matters and what doesn't with video marketing, the kinds of topics which suit the medium, and tips on how to boost engagement and ensure your videos are seen. We'll also look at various platforms for video creation, including using PowToon, Videoscribe and even PowerPoint. We hope that attendees will leave the webinar feeling they have options open to them, for making videos for a variety of purposes in the future.

Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian, and a Trainer for various organisations including the NHS, the Bodleian 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.

Previously Recorded Webcasts

Sharing Searches on Ovid

Webinar Date: 10 June
Webinar Time: 2PM BST


Presented By: Rani Southern-Darbar

How can I share expert searches with my colleagues and students? Ovid has developed a new user-friendly search sharing function in which you can quickly transfer your search into a permanent jumpstart link. Please join this short webinar where your Customer Success Manager will demonstrate the easy transfer of a search into a permanent link; how to send and receive searches via email and a discussion of how this new search sharing function can be beneficial when integrated into your working environment.

Rani Southern-Darbar is an experienced Training Manager and a member of Ovid´s Customer Success Team. She has previous years of training experience within nursing and social care and now provides online and onsite training to Ovid customers. Rani supports customers within the UK and Ireland to help medical and healthcare professionals improve their research and information processing skills.

Previously Recorded Webcasts

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

Ovid MEDLINE vs. New PubMed

Previously recorded on Thursday, 15th April, 2021

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

In this webinar, we will discuss and show the benefits of the Ovid MEDLINE proposition over PubMed. Ovid and PubMed both search the MEDLINE database, but their workflows, tools and support are different. With the recent changes to the PubMed interface, many researchers and advocates of PubMed are now looking to Ovid MEDLINE as their expert search solution.

Maurice Clementi is an Advanced Client Trainer and member of Ovid´s Customer Success Team. With over 10 years of training expertise, he provides online, onsite, and blended training to Ovid customers and their patrons. Currently supporting both the EMEA and LATAM regions, he is responsible for delivering training courses to a wide range of user profiles within hospitals, universities, and pharmaceutical enterprises.

Previously Recorded Webcasts

Locating “Grey Literature”
Previously recorded on Thursday, 11th March, 2021

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

Drug safety and medical device regulators have strict requirements regarding what constitutes an “important source” of information for the purposes of clinical evaluation and post-market surveillance. While information from scientific literature databases such as PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Embase and APA PsychINFO still play a dominant role, there is an increasing requirement to consider evidence from other sources, for example, grey literature. However, the questions, what is grey literature, what is its scope and how relevant is it, are questions being currently and actively debated, fueled also by the increasing role of real-world evidence and social media sources.

This Webinar will begin by addressing the question: what is grey literature? And this by looking at a selection of definitions and views from regulators as well as from academic organizations. Considering well established examples of grey literature, the webinar will show why it is important and becoming increasingly so in all areas involving evidence acquisition and evidence synthesis. Using practical examples, the webinar will further demonstrate how grey literature can be located on Ovid. For instance, as a specific type of information already captured by the large scientific databases, e.g. technical reports, news or newspaper articles on Ovid MEDLINE, conference related materials on Embase or dissertations on APA PsychINFO. Or where the database on Ovid is itself regarded as a grey literature resource, for example APA PsycEXTRA. The webinar will conclude with a discussion and questions and answers round.
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

Creating a Publication-Ready Manuscript

Previously recorded on Tuesday, 24th November, 2020

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

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