[Note: In March, 2008, we cancelled our subsciption to EmBase. However, the articles in Embase are all available in a more comprehensive database, Scopus.]
Here I searched for …
Ilex paraguariensis OR mate tea OR yerba mate
…in Embase and in PubMed.
In Embase I got 72 hits (after limiting my search to just EmBase; by default, Embase.com searches PubMed and Embase), all years. In PubMed – 103 hits. I imported both sets of records into RefWorks, changing some of the settings so that the database field showed, and exported as a Bibliography. I've marked the file so those references that are indented were in both databases; those that are extending out to the left were only in Embase or PubMed!
Total references: 175
In both databases:
In Embase only:
In PubMed only:
[Note: In March, 2008, we canceled our subscription to EmBase. However, the articles in Embase are all available in a more comprehensive database, Scopus.]
Note that some databases require specific search syntax when you're inputting your search. E.g., put quotes around phrases in Web of Science; and capitalize AND and OR in PubMed!
A website that lists in one place many of the resources at UIUC folks doing plant medicinal research will find useful.
From (PubMed, Embase, CAB Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, Web of Science, FSTA