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Medical Specialties & Graduate Medicine

Database Comparison

 

MEDLINE

Embase

PsycINFO

Cochrane
Library

Web of Science

 Years:

1946-present

1947-present

1806-present

Varies by database

1900-present

 Journals:

>6,500

> 8,500

>2,500

N/A

>33,000

 Records:

> 26 million

> 30 million

> 4 million

>1 million

>100 million

 Record 
 Types:

Journal articles,
some conference proceedings

Journal articles, conference proceedings

Journal articles, book chapters, dissertations

High quality journal articles (CTs and SRs),
SR protocols

Journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings

 Subjects
 Included:

Biomedicine incl. 
allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science

Biomedicine,
clinical medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, life sciences, healthcare admin

Psychological literature incl. social, behavioral, and health sciences

Evidence to inform healthcare decision-making incl. diagnostic assessment, interventions etc.

Multi-disciplinary incl. science and technology, social sciences, arts and humanities

 Subject
 Headings:

MeSH

Emtree

APA Thesaurus Terms

N/A

N/A

 QUL
 Platforms:

Ovid and
PubMed

Ovid

Ovid and
APA PsycNET

Ovid and
Wiley

Web of Science

 Notes:

No need to search both Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed

   

Includes database of SRs and central register of controlled trials

 

Databases