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Embase is now available for searching at UC Davis

The Library has recently subscribed to the Embase database from Elsevier.  This resource will primarily be of interest to researchers who are conducting systematic reviews, to those looking for comprehensive drug and pharmaceutical literature, or to those who are interested in journal literature from European, Asian, and African sources not covered in PubMed.  Embase has recently (since 2009) been adding proceedings and meeting abstracts coverage as well.

Link to access from campus network:

Link to access from off-campus via VPN:,

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research and conference abstracts.

Embase contains over 22 million records spanning 1974-present, with over 1 million records added annually. Each record contains the full bibliographic citation, indexing terms, and codes; and 80% of all citations in Embase include author-written abstracts. The Embase journal collection is international with over 7,500 active peer-reviewed journals more than 90 countries.

All MEDLINE records produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are included, as well over 5 million records not covered on MEDLINE.

The library will be offering instruction on Embase in the near future.  There will be additional blog posts and announcements.

Embase has significant help available from the website.  See:


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