Embase is an index to biomedical literature. It is available on a number of different platforms. At University of Bath, we subscribe to the Embase.com platform, which gives access to the following databases:
By default you will search across all three databases, but you can select an individual database to search.
The best way to access Embase is to use a link from within the Library website. Using a Library link makes it easier for you to see any full-text articles the Library has access to via its subscriptions, and makes it easier to get problem free access when you are off-campus.
You can find a link to Embase by searching the Library catalogue, or by visiting the Library's subject resource pages for Chemistry, Health, Life Sciences: Biosciences, Life Sciences: Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Psychology and selecting the 'Search the literature' section.
Registering with Embase gives you access to additional functionality, and it's recommended that you register and that you sign in each time you use Embase so you can make full use of the database.
Follow these steps to create a personal account associated with your University of Bath username and password:
You can use Embase.com to search 8,500 journals from over 95 countries: this includes MEDLINE content. There are approximately 3000 indexed journals unique to Embase. It also contains about 2.3 million conference abstracts indexed from more than 7,000 conferences dating from 2009.
More information including a full list of journal and conference coverage is available on the Elsevier website.
Embase contains 'bibliographic details' i.e. authors, titles, journal reference and abstracts, plus additional keywords added by the indexers. It doesn't contain the full text of articles so you are not searching the full text, but Embase provides links to University of Bath Library subscriptions for you to view the full text.
You may wish to search Embase and Embase classic via the Embase.com interface and search MEDLINE via the PubMed interface. To do this, first perform your search and then look for a link to 'Sources' on the results page. Check the appropriate boxes and click search.