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Pharmacology

Research Databases

Database Comparison

 

MEDLINE

Embase

PsycINFO

Cochrane
Library

Web of Science

BIOSIS Previews

 Years:

1946-present

1947-present

1806-present

Varies by database

1900-present

1926-present

 Journals:

>6,500

> 8,500

>2,500

N/A

>33,000

>5,500

 Records:

> 28 million

> 37 million

> 5 million

>1 million

>171 million

>18 million

 Record 
 Types:

Mostly journal articles

Journal articles, conference proceedings

Journal articles, book chapters, dissertations

High-quality clinical trials and systematic reviews

Journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings

Journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, patents

 Subjects
 Included:

Biomedicine incl. 
allied health, biological and physical sciences

Biomedicine,
pharmacology, toxicology, life sciences, and healthcare admin

Psychological literature
incl. social, behavioral, and health sciences

Evidence for healthcare 
interventions and diagnostic
assessment

Multidisciplinary
incl. science, 
technology, humanities, and social sciences

Life sciences: biotechnology, neuroscience, pharmacology, public health, toxicology, and zoology

 Subject
 Headings:

MeSH

Emtree

APA Thesaurus Terms

N/A

N/A

N/A

 QUL
 Platforms:

Ovid and
PubMed

Ovid

Ovid and
APA PsycNET

Ovid and
Wiley

Web of Science

Web of
Science

 Notes:

No need to search both Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed

   

Aka Ovid EBM Reviews