Think Fast. Search Faster. . Gas and Petroleum Resources on OvidSP. Ovid Training Department 2008. Agenda. Overview of Gas and Petroleum database resources: GeoRef and Petroleum Abstracts Searching in Petroleum Abstracts Saving and Running AutoAlerts and Saved Searches
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Gas and Petroleum Resources on OvidSP
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GeoRef is the American Geological Institute's geoscience database containing over 2.8 million records of North America since 1785, and other areas of the world since 1933. The database references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.
Surficial GeologyGeoRef SUBJECT AREAS
From the “Select a database” page you can select one or more database to search. The Petroleum Abstracts® Tulsa Database has been selected.
In Basic Search, enter free text search terms and OvidSP will use NLP, Natural Language Processing, when “Include Related Terms” is selected to search across the database or databases selected.
Search results are ranked and scored
by relevancy to your search.
In Basic Search, you can search with “Include Related Terms” initially selected or you can broaden your search later using the Search Aid tool.
In Search Aid, narrow your search by subject, author, or journal, or add related terms to broaden your search
Dynamic Search tabs allow you to search in your preferred search mode.
Search results are based on entries from one or more search fields.
Quickly find all your Search Tools in one place. Search Tools are database specific.
Search Fields are easy to find. Just check your preferred fields and go. Search Fields are database specific.
In this example, we are going to use the “Map Term to a Subject Heading” feature.
Search with traditional Ovid Gateway or SilverPlatter (when available) command line syntax or simply make selections from fields, features and functions displayed. Fields, features and functions are database specific.
The Mapping Display suggests controlled vocabulary terms used by the Petroleum Abstracts database to describe the original document indexed. The last entry on the Mapping Display offers the original term(s) that were entered in the search box, to be searched in the keyword fields.
In this example, we are truncating the term, hydrocarbon*, by using the asterisk (*) from the three available unlimited right handed truncation symbols, asterisk (*), colon (:) or dollar sign ($) available in OvidSP. Note, the reminder on the page regarding truncation.
To search in the Keyword fields, the default fields for the database(s) currently being searched, simply uncheck if selected the “Map Term to Subject Heading” feature.
Select search sets to be combined and simply select the “and” or “or” Boolean Operator located beneath the Search History. Note, the Boolean Operator “not” can be used from the command line.
To add a Limit, expand the Limit option and select from the popular limits or from Additional Limits.
After selecting “Additional Limits”, from the Limit a Search display, select preferred limit setting(s). Limits are database specific to Petroleum Abstracts.
Select the Save Search History button to Save your Search History. Note, if your account has the Personal Account featured enabled, you will be prompted to login or to create an account.
Note: Only Basic Search, NLP searches, are ranked. Field searches are sorted by listing the last indexed record first.
Save Current Searchto be run at a later time as an AutoAlert(when available) which is a current awareness search,Temporarilyor Permanently.
Email or RSS (Really Simple Syndication) are delivery options for AutoAlerts.
To run, re-execute, previously saved searches, select Saved Searches/Alerts button.
After selecting the Change Database button, from any of the main search pages, from the Select a database display select GeoRef.
The Map Term to Subject Heading feature is available in both Search Tools and Ovid Syntax modes when searching in the 1785 to the present segment of GeoRef.
In this example, Map Coordinates field is searched. Latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates are entered in the search box.
In this example, ironstone has been entered into the search box with the Map Term to Subject Heading feature selected.
Auto Explode – automatically uses the Boolean Operator “or” to search the selected Subject Heading and its Narrower Terms.
After selecting “Additional Limits”, from the Limit a Search display, select preferred limit setting(s). Limits are database specific to GeoRef.
In OvidSP, you can search in a single database or many databases simultaneously. In this example, GeoRef, GeoRef InProcess and Petroleum Abstracts® TULSA databases have been selected.
OvidSP displays the full or short database name(s) of the database(s) selected.
The Search History lists the details of the number of search results retrieved from each database searched.
To Remove Duplicate records, records multiple databases have in common, select the Remove Duplicate button.
Individuals can select preferences for removing duplicates or accept the defaults.
After duplicates are removed, the unique result set is posted to the Search History page. You can review preferred, kept, and removed duplicates by selecting the Remove Duplicates button.
From the Results Manager, select an Action to Print, Save or Email bibliographic results. Accept the defaults or customize your output. If you use EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite or Refworks, select Complete Reference and Direct Export.
Annotate a result by clicking on the yellow icon. This feature maybe available if Personal Accounts are enabled for your site.