The OvidSP interface offers multiple search modes so that users can select a searching method according to personal preference and information need. Using tabs, searches can move easily between search modes:
- Basic – Geared to novice or occasional searchers, Basic searching mode allows you to enter queries using free text (e.g. everyday language) and ranks results by relevancy.
- Ovid/SilverPlatter Syntax – Geared to frequent and long-time Ovid searches, this searching mode supports Boolean search terms and traditional Gateway and SilverPlatter command line syntax searching.
- Find Citation – Geared to users who need a quick match and already know at least part of a bibliographic citation.
- Search Tools – Allows users to access specific tools, such as trees, permuted index, scope notes, explode, and more to find information.
- Search Fields – Searches by specific field(s) to permit searching of abstracts, author name, ISSN, and other criteria.
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