December 12, 2012

2013 Ovid MEDLINE Global Reload

Dear Ovid MEDLINE® Customer:

We are scheduled to receive the dataset for the 2013 Global Reload on or about December 12th.  Once the data is available, we will expedite the reload process as quickly as possible. Based on this current schedule, we expect the reload will be live on OvidSP January 7, 2013.

Please note, MEDLINE auto alerts will have an extra unscheduled run just prior to the reload. 

Changed fields for Ovid MEDLINE
  • Registry Number/Name of Substance (RN)
Changes to Ovid MEDLINE Limits
  • The addition of the Structured Abstracts limit
  • The Systematic Reviews limit was moved to the Publication Types listing
Changes to Ovid MEDLINE Segmentation
The following is a partial listing of the segments that may appear in the 2012 Medline Reload database menu with updated segment years
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1946 to Weekly>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) Daily
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2009 to Weekly>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1996 to Weekly>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1996 to 2008>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1988 to 1995>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1980 to 1987>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1946 to 1979>
Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations 
Ovid MEDLINE(R) Corrections
Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R) <1946 to 1965> 

2012 Segments Available for Display by Ovid MEDLINE Customers

Segments and Coverage:
Segment NameCoverage
MEDL2009 – Present
MED41996 – 2008
MED31988 – 1995
MED21980 – 1987
MED11946 – 1979
MEDCAll corrections
MEDOOLDMEDLINE (1946 – 1965)
PREMAll In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations

Multi-Segment NameCoverage
MESDCorrections, Daily, 1946 – Present
MEDXWithout Revisions, Daily, 1996 – Present
MESZCorrections, 1946 – Present
MEZZWithout Revisions, 1946 – Present
MEDFWithout Revisions, 1996 – Present
MEDBWithout Revisions, 1946 – 1995
PMOZIn-Process and Other Non-MEDLINE, daily, Corrections, 1946 – Present, OLDMEDLINE
PMEZIn-Process and Other Non-MEDLINE, daily, Corrections, 1946 – Present
POMMIn-Process and Other Non-MEDLINE, Corrections, 1946 – Present, OLDMEDLINE
PRMZIn-Process and Other Non-MEDLINE, Corrections, 1946 – Present
PRMFIn-Process and Other Non-MEDLINE, without Revisions, 1996 – Present
OMESDaily, Corrections, 1946 – Present, OLDMEDLINE
OMMECorrections, 1946 – Present, OLDMEDLINE

In addition, you can find a complete description of the 2013 MeSH thesaurus changes by visiting
Please refer to the Database Guides for further information. 

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