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List of journal titles in Embase

Embase provides unparalleled coverage of the biomedical literature, with 37.2 million+ records from almost 8,100 currently published journals. Embase includes six million+ records and 2,900+ journals that are not covered by MEDLINE. Also, Embase Classic provides access to data going back to 1947.

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List of conferences covered in Embase

Embase includes conference abstracts from important biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009. It currently indexes 11,500+ conferences covering over 3.6 million conference abstracts-advanced information that can’t be found searching MEDLINE alone.

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Embase classic

Older records contain considerable biomedical information that drives current biomedical research. Embase Classic ensures that older data remains available to researchers.

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Embase indexing and Emtree

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 ­(PDF, 299.6 KB)

Embase indexing guide

This guide ­(PDF, 270.3 KB) details how Embase's records and licensed MEDLINE records are indexed for maximum discoverability.

What new terms have been added in the latest Emtree release?

A list of all new terms from the latest Emtree release is available here

As of January 2020, Emtree contains:

  • Almost 86,000 preferred terms (nearly 33,000 for drugs and chemicals)
  • Almost 400,000 synonyms (more than 200,000 for drugs and chemicals)
  • Over 5,500 specific terms for general and medical devices (e.g., endoscopes, catheters, prostheses)
  • Over 12,000 medical device trade names
  • Several thousand terms for related medical procedures (e.g., endoscopy, catheterization)
  • 66 drug subheadings, including 47 routes of administration and 2 drug subheadings especially for pharmacovigilance-focused searching
  • 4 medical device subheadings
  • 14 disease subheadings
  • 50 check tags for study types, including randomized controlled trial, systematic review, and diagnostic test accuracy study
  • Links to almost 25,000 CAS registry numbers

What are the differences between Emtree and MeSH?

Emtree and MeSH are both comprehensive biomedical and life science thesauri, respectively used to index the biomedical literature in Embase and MEDLINE. This short paper examines the differences between them, highlighting their relative merits in terms of the discoverability of data.

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