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Saving A Search

When you are finished searching, select Save Search History at the bottom right of the Search History.  The first time you do this you will need to create a personal account. Follow the instructions to set up your Ovid account and record your username and password for future use.

Once you have logged into your account, name your search and select a Type from the dropdown menu.

  • Temporary - Saves the search for 24 hours and then deletes it.
  • Permanent - Saves the search for as long as you have access to UofT's subscription.
  • AutoAlert  - Creates a search that runs automatically on a regular email and emails results.
  • My Projects - Saves the search to a project folder within the My Projects area of the site.

Click Save.

To view your saved searches, click View Saved at the top right of the search history.

To rerun a search, select your search and click Run (upper left). The search results will display on the Main Search Page, which can be reached by clicking on Search in the blue ribbon.