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EMBASE.com (link removed) is the latest addition to the Library's collection of electronic resources (link removed) for your use in obtaining literature to support your teaching, research and clinical activities. EMBASE is a comprehensive and international bibliographic database renowned for its extensive coverage of the drug and biomedical literature.
EMBASE.com combines the EMBASE database with MEDLINE (link removed). It contains over 11 million EMBASE records from 1974 to the present with over 7 million unique MEDLINE records taken from more than 7,000 journals. For controlled language searching, EMBASE has created its own thesaurus, EMTREE (link removed), however all MeSH (link removed) descriptors in the MEDLINE portion of the database have been converted to EMTREE descriptors. Searching of the entire database can be done using either controlled vocabulary, MeSH or EMTREE, or by using common language which will be searched as well as converted to controlled vocabulary.
EMBASE is the online version of the venerable Excerpta Medica, an indexing and abstracting publication that sprang up just after World War II in the Netherlands. EMBASE and Excerpta Medica have long touted their better coverage of the pharmacological literature since they emphasize the European-published journals containing data on drugs not yet approved or being tested in the United States.
For assistance with any of the Libraries' resources, please contact a Reference (link removed) Librarian at the Isché Library (504) 568-6102 / (504) 568-8339, or at the Dental Library (link removed) (225) 334-5459.
-- Mary L. Marix (link removed)