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Embase (Ovid)

Alternate Titles: Excerpta Medica

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Embase - the Excerpta Medica database - is an international (and European focused) biomedical and pharmacological database that provides access to up-to-date information about medical, allied health, and drug-related subjects. Comprehensive inclusion of drug-related information makes EMBASE particularly valuable, with coverage of 8,400+ biomedical journals from 70 countries.

Over 450,000 citations and abstracts are added yearly, with a total of 28 million+ records in the database. Each record contains the full bibliographic citation, indexing terms and codes; more than 80% of records contain abstracts.

Embase List of Journals Indexed

Embase Indexing Guide 2015

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Ovid Embase database guide

Ovid databases: Saving a Search as an Alert.

Searching Embase tutorials

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Dentistry; Medicine; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Rehabilitation Sciences

Date Coverage

1974 -