Temporary Wrong OVID EMBASE Source Field.

10 12 2008

This post is only of interest to those who regularly search the EMBASE database from OVIDSP and load the records into Reference Manager or other reference management software, like Procite.

My colleague, Arnold, noticed that off half November the EMBASE records wouldn’t load properly into Reference Manager. This was due to the inclusion of the Publisher in the Source field.

New:
Source European Journal of Surgical Oncology. W.B. Saunders Ltd. 34(12)(pp 1285-1288), 2008. Date of Publication: December 2008.

Old:
Source European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 33(4)(pp 524-527), 2007. Date of Publication: May 2007.

Unfortunately it was not possible to make a new, completely working EMBASE-import filter.

Meanwhile our library has contacted OVID and they have restored the problem quite smoothly. The problem was apparently caused by the EMBASE reload of November 17th.

If you have loaded EMBASE records during the last 3 weeks it might be worthwhile to reload them in your reference manager software. Old EMBASE-filters should do the thing.