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Database guide: OVID

The University of Auckland has modified a number of OVID filters for use with EndNote X. [August 2007] These can be downloaded for use at:

Direct Export

Note: if a window appears, you will need to select the filter for the database eg if you are downloading records from Medline, select the Medline(OVID) filter.

Saving & importing records

Note: EndNote does not come with a filter for Iconda. Download the filter here:

Medline note

The journal titles in Medline are abbreviated, therefore they import/export into Endnote in abbreviated form. The Medline/PubMed databases use the Index Medicus abbreviations assigned by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), and are sometimes known as the “NLM abbreviations" or “Medline abbreviations".

EndNote can cope with the problem of journal abbreviations by means of its term lists. It is possible to import ready-made term lists into your EndNote library. The University of Queensland Library has produced a medical journals term list which is based on a list of 9,000 journals prepared by the makers of the EndNote software, augmented by a further 500 titles which have begun publication in recent years:

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