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February 8, 2005

Embase Online

We recently subscribed to EmBase Online, which searches both the Embase and Medline (PubMed) databases. Embase, also known as Excerpta Medica, is produced by Elsevier Science. It is a comprehensive bibliographic database which covers a broad range of subjects in the health sciences, complementary to PubMed. PubMed users should search EmBase Online, too. In fact, since EmBase Online includes all PubMed citations, so you might consider starting with EmBase Online, which allows you to search over 6000 journals.

Comparison:

MEDLINE (PubMed)

  • 1966-present
  • 4500+ journals
  • 12 million+ citations
  • Uses MeSH subject terms
  • Strong disease coverage
  • North American focus
  • Strong veterinary, dentistry and nursing coverage

 

EMBASE

  • 1974-present
  • 4000+ journals
  • 9 million+ citations
  • Uses EMTREE subject terms
  • Strong drug coverage
  • European & Asian focus
  • Weaker coverage in these areas
  • Covers about 1400 journal titles not covered by PubMed

 

 

Posted by at February 8, 2005 6:10 PM