Update — also debuting on January 20th — is an automated process that performs specific searches on selected databases every week.  The results contain records that have been added to the system in the previous week, so that users continue to receive new records for the same search(es).  Results are saved online as Update Results and may also be emailed.  To use the Update feature, the user must have a Personal Profile with which his or her Updates will be identified.  Updates will be run from searches that are selected from the user’s Search History.

Most CDL-hosted databases are currently available for the Update service.  Searches that use the ADDED index are not permitted. Databases with an @ in the name (e.g., PREMEDLINE@NLM) are not available for Updates.