The Calder Medical Library is able to provide Embase to its patrons once again!  This international database, which contains comprehensive journal and conference coverage in biomedical informatics, complements PubMed/MEDLINE citations, making it especially beneficial for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses.  In-depth indexing makes it easy to find answers, and customizable e-mail alerts support tracking and automatic information retrieval.  Whether for Systematic Reviews and/or monitoring the literature to make informed decisions in evidence-based medicine, Embase is an ideal solution.

Embase includes:

Over 6 million records and in excess of 2,700 journals that are not covered by MEDLINE

Conference abstracts from important biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009

Over 300,000 conference abstracts each year—information that will not be retrieved if searching MEDLINE alone.

Embase indexers use the uniquely detailed life science thesaurus Emtree, which covers trade, generic, and chemical designations for drugs, medical device trade and manufacture names, disease names, and more.  Embase offers different ways of searching and tools to facilitate finding information, from a “Quick Search” to “Advanced Search,” with limits and filters that helps streamline the search, as well as a Drug Search, Disease Search, Device Search, Article Search, Browsing, and other helpful features.

Embase can be accessed from the Calder Medical Library website under e-Databases or directly at  Registration is free—a personal account will facilitate use of all the tools embedded in the system.  Video tutorials and handouts can be found at:

Please do not hesitate to contact a Reference Librarian if you require additional information.

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