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Embase: Broaden your biomedical and pharmacological research

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Embase is now available at VCU. VCU Libraries recommends users turn to this vast biomedical and pharmacological research database as a companion to PubMed/MEDLINE because of its broad international research scope.

This deep resource draws on publications from more than 90 countries. Embase provides access to 30 million abstracts and citations from more than 8,500 peer-reviewed journals (1974 forward) and nearly 2 million conference abstracts (2009 forward). Additionally, this database offers in excess of 6 million records and 2,900 journals not included in MEDLINE. It includes full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data as well.

Embase also features Emtree, a taxonomy designed for complete and precise information retrieval. More than twice as large as the MEDLINE MeSH thesaurus, Emtree includes thousands of terms for medical devices and general medical procedures. All MeSH terms are linked to Emtree terms, allowing for consistent searching of the Embase biomedical database.

This resource is recommended for use in systematic reviews as well as pharmacovigilance/drug therapy and medical device information.

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By: K.J. Ricasata, TML Stacks Supervisor, and Brandon Burneson, Research and Education Assistant

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