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Ovid Announces Books@Ovid, OpenLinks Toolkit

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Ovid Announces Books@Ovid, OpenLinks Toolkit

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Ovid Technologies, Inc. has announced a new content product, Books@Ovid, which is the follow-up to its Journals@Ovid product. In a separate news release, Ovid announced a new software product, Ovid OpenLinks Toolkit, to enhance the value of customers' Ovid bibliographic database subscriptions.

Books@ Ovid

With a focus on medical, nursing, and drug-related content, Books@Ovid is a database containing electronic versions of important reference textbooks from multiple publishers, all aggregated and integrated under a single search engine and interface developed specifically to search, retrieve, browse, and display book content.

As of now, Books@Ovid features 14 titles from two publishers: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) and McGrawHill. The database is expected to grow substantially in coming months, with the addition of dozens more text reference titles from LWW and other publishers. Ovid reports that it is also working out an agreement with Oxford University Press for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and other OLTP medical reference works. By the end of this year Ovid expects to have 35 definitive text references available via Books@Ovid.

As with Journals @Ovid, Books@Ovid customers can subscribe to any number of individual book titles in the database, title by title. Books@Ovid is a Web-based product and is available exclusively via Ovid Online.

Nine LWW titles will be available with the initial release of Books@Ovid. These titles offer a cross section of general medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, including Kelley's Textbook of internal Medicine, third edition, a best-selling general reference; Nettina's The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, sixth edition; and Carpenito's Nursing Care Plans and Documentation.

According to the announcement, forthcoming Books@Ovid titles published by LWW will provide detailed and definitive coverage of medical specialties. Topol's Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yamada's Textbook of Gastroenterology, Greenfield's Principles and Practice of Surgery, and many others are scheduled for addition to Books@Ovid early this year. Also available will be Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2000 by Mark R. Dambro, the best-selling annual publication for quick reference and review in the clinical setting.

Five volumes in McGraw-Hill's "Currents" series are also available with the launch of Books@Ovid: Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Cardiology, Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Gastroenterology, Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment, and Current Obstetric and Gynecologic Diagnosis and Treatment.

Books@Ovid offers many searching and navigation features to end-users. Users can cross search many titles--by title, author, subject, or keyword--under a single interface, and move freely between different texts to locate essential facts without losing their place. Books@Ovid also offers all of the high-quality photographs and illustrations in the print versions--both thumbnail and full size.

Several of the electronic textbooks in Books@Ovid will be updated as frequently as four times a year. As textbooks are updated more frequently in the future, Ovid will work with publishers to load those updates.

Open Links Toolkit

Ovid OpenLinks Toolkit enables customers to integrate Ovid and non-Ovid resources by creating links from Ovid bibliographic database records to specific journal articles on publisher Web sites. …

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