About Embase - Boost your Biomedical Research
The comprehensive biomedical database
For answers to your biomedical research questions, look to Embase
Embase's extensive journal and conference coverage, together with in-depth drug indexing and daily updates, supports tracking and precise retrieval of drug and disease information.
Exceptional search capabilities allow you to automate alerts, searching, and documentation, saving you time and ensuring you don't miss a thing. Because Embase delivers wide-ranging and timely access to needed information, you can be confident that your organization is compliant with all post-market regulatory requirements.
What does Embase have to offer?
With the life science thesaurus Emtree
Experts index Embase content deeply and regularly, using our unique thesaurus Emtree, which allows you to find the exact biomedical information you are looking for, without irrelevant or misleading results. Embase's drug indexing is underpinned by chemical names, trade names, and laboratory/research codes that are mapped to generic names for more than 30,000 drugs and chemicals, so you can search for a drug by any name that you know.
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Locate and integrate information efficiently
You can build, edit, and store complex search strategies with Embase, which saves you time, instead of having to search several different databases. Furthermore, the Embase Application Programming Interface supports export, RSS feeds, and integration services, making it possible to share data with a wide range of systems.
With Embase, knowledge is universal
Embase indexes articles published in over 90 countries and 40 languages, with the database growing at a rate of over 1 million records a year. Each year many new journal titles are added to Embase - please use the Journal Title Suggestion Form to suggest new titles.
Click here for an annual summary of journals covered by Embase.
Repurpose the past
Access our fully digitized back file, Embase Classic, covering valuable data published between 1947 and 1973. Embase Classic lets you monitor adverse drug reactions and find new uses for existing drugs, locate biomedical articles for litigation purposes, and review the history of approved drug uses.
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Supporting your biomedical research
To successfully maintain compliance with post-market regulatory requirements, you need to capture the most relevant and up-to-date information from the international biomedical literature, and that's what Embase delivers. Use it for drug safety and pharmacovigilance and to monitor competitors.
A Biomedical Literature Database designed for you
If you're searching MEDLINE, you're only seeing part of the picture. Embase's unparalleled coverage, including Embase Classic, boasts over 28 million records from 1947 to the present day, drawn from over 8,300 currently published journals and with a strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine. Embase includes all 20 million+ records indexed by MEDLINE, plus over 6 million records and 2,500 journals not currently covered by MEDLINE.
Each year over 1.3 million records are indexed on Embase, including a data feed of not-yet-published Articles in Press and not-yet-fully-indexed In Process records which provide you with the earliest possible update of critical drug, medical device and disease information from the literature, even before these data are fully indexed. Beginning in 2009, Embase also includes conference abstracts and currently indexes over 1,000 conferences covering 300,000 conference abstracts each year (for an overview of conferences covered up until 1 January 2013, click here).