Embase - Biomedical Database

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17 January 2014: First Embase release for the new year

The newest version of Embase, released January 17, 2014, is designed to make searching for and pinpointing the most relevant results even easier.

New features include an improved autocomplete function, new text and graphic filters and a new search option that can be used on the session result page. Please see below for more details.

Improved autocomplete function
The Quick Search function has been updated with clearer styling and shorter autocomplete response times that provide suggestions while you type, enabling faster and easier searches. The autocomplete function now supports multiple terms, allowing you to continue using autocomplete after entering your first phrase or term. Popular commands such as AND, NOT or OR and proximity operators can easily be added to your search. The autocomplete function supports keyboard controls so that you can type, select terms and run a search without using the mouse.

Perform a search from your results page
A quick search form has been added to the session results page, including autocomplete functionality, allowing you to refine an existing search and run new searches without having to leave the results environment. Note that, as opposed to Quick Search, this search option does not use the /exp command by default.
Please check Help in Embase for more information, http://www.embase.com/info/helpfiles/search-forms/quick-search and http://www.embase.com/info/helpfiles/session-results.

New text filters
This release includes five new text filters that enable you focus a result set based on the most common parameters in the results:

  • Author names
  • Medical Devices
  • Conferences
  • Age groups
  • Subheadings

New graphical filters
Graphical representations have been added, including source charts to quickly sort between Medline and Embase records and see the overlap, as well as graphical representations of gender and age groups.