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Staying Current: Home

This guide discusses automated ways to stay connected to content in your clinical area.

Practice Changing Information

 Read by QxMD

  • Free Mobile App and email notification options - Locates up-to-date research and reviews from PubMed (Medline) and links to full-text articles.

  • Northern Health Staff may use Read to notify them of new content, and then get full text by contacting the NH Library. 

Need Help Automating Alerts?

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Database Alerts for Journals and Searches (Ebscohost and Ovid)

The databases used in Northern Health library allow you to subscribe to automated alerts for: 

  • Journals indexed in the database
  • Searches you have created  -- allowing you to be alerted when new items meet your search criteria

Ebscohost Database Platform

  • Includes Medline, CINAHL, PyscInfo/PsycArticles, and Biomedical Reference
  • Step by Step Written Instructions can be found within the HELP menu while you are searching within any of the databases in Ebsco.
  • The videos below offer step by step instructions for: 
    • Setting up a journal alert for indexed journal content in Ebsco
    • Setting up a saved search alert

OvidSP Database Platform

  • Includes the Cochrane Library and Medline databases
  • Includes over 360 full text journals that allow auto alerts for new content under the Journals Tab in Ovid. 
  • Step by step instructions can be found with the HELP menu while you are working within the Ovid database. 
  • The videos below offer instructions for:
    • Setting up a Journal Alert in the LWW Total Access Collection on Ovid
    • Setting up a saved search alert using MyAccount