Get the essential biomedical research you need quickly and accurately
Embase is a highly versatile, multipurpose and up-to-date biomedical research and literature database. Embase allows you to build comprehensive systematic reviews so that you can thoroughly study all of the published literature on a particular topic and make the best-informed evidence-based medicine decisions. It covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day and all articles are indexed in depth using Elsevier's Life Science thesaurus Embase Indexing and Emtree®. Emtree provides a list of subject headings unique to Embase. Biomedical terms are organized by broader and narrower terms as Emtree subject headings will retrieve most associated synonyms for the entered term.
The entire database is also conveniently available on multiple platforms.
Watch Recorded Webinar - November 10
How scholarly literature can support Medical Science Liaisons
Medical Affairs specialists facilitate the flow of unbiased clinical and scientific information among stakeholders. In this webinar, learn how you can use Embase to:
- Find the latest reports on the burden of a disease or its epidemiology
- Identify Key Opinion Leaders to build partnerships
- Gather literature on the latest clinical trials for colleagues and patients
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How Embase works
Embase delivers immediate access to a range of intuitive search tools that help researchers efficiently search and retrieve exact answers to their research questions quickly, accurately and easily. Embase supports research needs, by:
Comprehensive biomedical content coverage
- Journal coverage from 1947 to the present
- Over 32 million records, including MEDLINE titles
- Over 8,500 journals from over 95 countries, including MEDLINE titles
- Over 2,900 indexed journals unique to Embase
- Over 1.5 million records added yearly, with an average of over 6,000 each day
- Over 2.4 million conference abstracts indexed from more than 7,000 conferences dating from 2009
- Full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data
- Local literature modules available as add-on
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Embase Classic Fact Sheet
Older records contain considerable information that drives current research. Embase Classic ensures that older data remains available to researchers. See what’s inside.
Emtree Fact Sheet
Our experts use Emtree, Elsevier’s life science thesaurus, for full-text indexing of journal articles. Discover how this provides deeper insight into biomedical literature.
Expanded Access to Relevant Drug Safety Information
A drug-specific adverse event search in Embase results in a matched search and linked access to relevant preclinical and clinical and post-release drug information found in PharmaPendium. With instant access to both, researchers can save time and increase confidence in your their data-driven risk monitoring management decision-making.
Improve adverse event monitoring
A single drug information searchA search for a drug and its associated adverse events in Embase now delivers:
- Literature-based reported adverse events information reported in the biomedical literature
- FDA/EMA approval packages in PharmaPendium
- Preclinical and clinical reported adverse events (AERs) in PharmaPendium
Together, Embase and PharmaPendium provide streamlined and comprehensive information that better informs your risk management strategy.
Streamline your existing drug search
With one search, access relevant biomedical data and extracted regulatory information to:
- Monitor adverse events from reported in biomedical literature
- Investigate historical precedents for adverse event management
- Understand pre-clinical, clinical and post-market safety data in the context to of regulatory information
- Compare your drug candidate with approved drugs and reported adverse effects across drugs and drug classes
Leverage the most relevant data to make critical risk assessments, design more effective trials and make informed decisions.
What our customers say
“Performing a systematic search of peer-reviewed and grey literature using Embase is generally accepted as a best practice for evidence-based medicine."Dr. George R. Khachatryan, RosMedEx
"Embase is a must when you’re searching through medical literature. If you haven’t searched Embase, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library, then you haven’t done your work as a research librarian!” Edith Clausen, Research Librarian at Aarhus University Hospital"
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