EMBASE is a widely-used database for searching the biomedical and pharmacological journal literature. It is produced by Elsevier and coverage is from 1974 onwards.

It indexes over 3,500 current international journals and contains over 30 million records, adding around 1 million records per year. EMBASE contains a large number of articles that are not indexed in Medline, including many conference proceedings.

EMBASE can be searched through the Ovid interface, and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

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