Embase is a biomedical database that focuses on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine. It includes over 30 million records from 8,500+ currently published journals. Embase additionally includes six million+ records and 2,700+ journals that are not covered by MEDLINE.
Embase also includes conference abstracts from important biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009. It currently indexes 1,000+ conferences covering 300,000+ conference abstracts each year—advanced information that can’t be found searching MEDLINE alone
Embase is a merger of these databases
Embase results will almost always exceed those by Medline/PubMed alone, especially in searches involving drugs or medical devices.The figure below is from the Embase results page (Sources link) for nadroparin adverse drug reactions. The numbers do not add up because the Drug section is in Beta.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to exclude Medline/Pubmed records from the results.
Embase was updated (including search box at the home page) September 30, 2016.
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In the meantime, here is a link to the Quick User Guide.