Embase database now available: 25 million citations strong

We are happy to announce that UC Berkeley campus users now have access to Embase, a biomedical and pharmacological database with over 25 million citations.


Comprised of the MEDLINE database (which is also in PubMed) and citations from over 2,000 unique-to-Embase journal titles, Embase has especially strong coverage in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research, including economic evaluations. Over 7,600 journals from over 90 countries are indexed as well as conference abstracts from over 2,000 conferences.

Topics covered include alternative and complementary medicine, biochemistry, biomedical engineering & medical devices, clinical medicine, genetics, healthcare policy & management, infectious diseases, microbiology, molecular biology, occupational and environmental health, pharmacology & toxicology, and more. Embase uses a sophisticated indexing system called Emtree that you can use to build strong and precise searches, especially on disease and drug/substance topics.


  • 1974 – current: Embase records
  • 1940s – current: MEDLINE records
  • 2009 – current: Conference abstracts

For help learning how to search Embase including videos tutorials and webinars, please go to http://trainingdesk.elsevier.com/embase. To set up e-mail alerts from Embase, please see http://www.embase.com/info/helpfiles/email-alerts/setting-email-alert.

New Exhibit and Opening Reception: Fiat Lux Redux

September 27, 2012 – February 28, 2013
The Bancroft Gallery
10AM – 4PM, Monday – Friday

Featuring original prints by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, this is an exhibition of rarely-seen images of the University of California System in the 1960s. The images — commissioned by former UC President Clark Kerr, and published in the 1967 book Fiat Lux which celebrated the educational system’s centennial — offer a rarely seen look at the evolution of the renowned University of California system through the eye of a master photographer best known for his iconic California landscapes. The exhibition also showcases related archival materials about the controversial Kerr himself, and the evolution of his ideas and ideals.

This exhibit accompanies On the Same Page, a program designed to give new UC Berkeley students a theme to talk about. Please visit http://onthesamepage.berkeley.edu to see other associated campus events and activities.

The opening reception will be held on September 27th, 5 – 7 pm.  All are invited to attend.

For further info on the exhibit, please visit http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/Exhibits/onexhibit.html#fiatlux

Visit the companion online exhibit: