Embase is a biomedical database that focuses on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine. Especially strong coverage on drug trials.
Best first place to search for
Journal articles -- 32 million+ records from 8,500+ currently published journals. Embase additionally includes six million+ records and 2,700+ journals that are not covered by MEDLINE.
Conference Abstracts - 2.3 million+ conference abstracts from 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 shows how to exclude Medline articles. This is exspecially useful after one first searches PubMed.
The search excludes both Medline articles and Embase articles found in PubMed.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to exclude Medline/Pubmed records from the results.
Elsevier Embase video tutorials may be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/ElsevierEmbase