Embase provides access to biomedical literature. It includes over 6 million citations and over 2,900 journals not included in PubMed. It is known for its coverage of international biomedical literature, drug research, medical device information, and indexing of conference abstracts.
Embase also provides unique search forms not available in other databases. Check out the FAQs and video tutorials to learn about effective searching of this database.
Put phrases inside quotation marks to find that exact phrase
AND = all search words must be present but do not have to be adjacent, software assumes AND if no operators are listed
"bipolar disorder" AND parenting
OR = at least one of the search words must be present
adolescen* OR teen$
NOT = search words before NOT must be present, any search words listed after NOT must be absent
"breast cancer" NOT female$
NEAR = search words must be within x words of each other, words can be in either order)
symptom NEAR/5 fever ( at most 4 words between the words)
NEXT = search words must x words of each other, words must be in specific order listed
symptom NEXT/5 fever (at most 4 words between words, symptom must appear before headache)
Note: Use parentheses to indicate what parts of search should be processed first.
vaping AND (adolescen* OR teen$)
The following tutorials are made available by our Embase vendor, Elsevier.
* (asterisk) = replaces 1 or more letters, type at least three characters before using *, * can be placed in middle or at end of word
catheter* searches for catheters, catheterization, etc., but not catheter
? (question mark) = replaces 1 letter
catheter? searches for catheters, but not catheter or catheterization
$ (dollar sign) = replaces 0 or 1 letter
catheter$ searches for catheter and catheters, but not catheterization
NOTE: Truncation characters may be used within phrases. Example: "cardiac catheter$"