Embase database available: 25 million citations in biomedicine, pharmacology, and more.

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database with over 25 million citations.


Besides strong coverage in pharmacology and toxicology (including economic evaluations), Embase covers biochemistry, biomedical engineering & medical devices, clinical medicine, genetics, healthcare policy & management, infectious diseases, microbiology, molecular biology, and occupational and environmental health. Over 7,600 journals from over 90 countries are indexed, as well as conference abstracts from over 2,000 conferences.

Use Embase’s indexing system, Emtree, to build strong and precise searches, particularly on disease and drug/substance topics. In addition, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Numbers are generated for all drug/substance terms in each citation.


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

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For help learning how to search Embase, visit http://trainingdesk.elsevier.com/embase.