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Embase Basics

This guide provides basic information about using the Embase online database.
 

Medline (Ovid or EBSCO)

PubMed

Embase

Access Available by subscription

Freely available anywhere

Available by subscription
Coverage

1966 - present (+ selected older)

Medical & biomedical sciences

26 million+ records

1966 - present (+ selected older)

Medline plus articles not yet added to Medline and additional life sciences content

29 million+ records

1947 - present (+ selected older)

PubMed plus additional international coverage and drug & pharmacy journals

32 million+ records

Includes grey literature (e.g. conference abstracts)

Other Features

'Find similar' and 'find citing articles' (Ovid); 'find similar results' (EBSCO)

'Similar articles' 

Link from a result to systematic reviews that reference it

'Find similar' and 'find citing articles'

Device-specific and pharmacovigilance search options

Strengths

Guided MeSH subject searching

Automatic mapping to MeSH terms

Recent publications

Clinical queries & genetics topics

Free & available anywhere

Guided Emtree subject searching

Recent publications & conference papers

Drug & pharmacy topics