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OVID for the Health, Academic, or Corporate Searcher

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OVID for the Health, Academic, or Corporate Searcher

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Beginning this Fall, CD Plus will begin shipping OVID, a new search software, that provides an innovative way to search the essential databases published for the health, science, and academic field. "Our goals has been to come up with the most flexible and powerful search solutions available to suit very diverse customers in the health, academic and corporate organizations," said Mark Nelson, CD Plus founder and president. "OVID allows them to use the operating system of their choice--DOS, Windows, MAC, UNIX or any combination thereof--providing identical functionality in terms of search access and ease of use. Professional searchers accessing databases as a regular part of their job will have an array of enhanced "command level" tools with OVID that shorten search time and increase accuracy.

The company is also introducing an "EZ" Windows application. It provides complete prompting on-screen for inexperienced searchers plus pull-down menus and on-screen prompts designed for those with moderate search experience.

Mark Nelson reports that all functions and databases published via OVID are displayable with a single keystroke. Every step is defined via on-screen HELP text and definitions that are designed to be both context and database specific. …

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