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Embase: What is new in 10 mins at MLA 2012


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It is a daunting task to try and explain the value of Embase and all its features in only 10 minutes, but our Product Manager, Daan De Jong, rose to the challenge and in case you missed any of his sessions, we’d like to share them with you. This one focuses on new developments and what is coming up.

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Embase: What is new in 10 mins at MLA 2012

  1. 1. BLITS:Getting the BestON EMBASE.COM WHAT’S NEWfrom An overview in (less than) 10
  2. 2. What’s new on the interface? #1 Retain steps after saving A saved search is usually comprised of several sub searches or building stones. The ability to view and rerun these steps is no longer lost after saving. 2
  3. 3. What’s new on the interface? #2 Re-editing saved searches Want to edit a search you saved a couple of months ago? Now you can. Improve and optimize existing search queries without having to redo a search. This makes it much easier to maintain and update your saved searches and e-mail alerts. 3
  4. 4. What’s new on the interface? #3 Build a web of searches If updated, searches referring to each other are automatically updated as well. Thus enabling a user to easily build and maintain a web of interlinking searches. 4
  5. 5. What’s new in Emtree?• More new terms (almost) than ever before o 830 drugs (in past years <500) o 950 diseases & other terms o MeSH terms completely up to date• Delivered 3x (May*, Sep*, Dec) o Loaded in May, Sep*, (Feb) o Fully backposted (Old records retrievable with new Emtree) o Scope notes updated• New hierarchy updates; new medical devices and diagnostics structure 5
  6. 6. What’s new on the content side... Conference-abstracts MEDLINE-unique "Embase" 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Publication years - Over 1.2 million new records added in 2011 - 2420 conferences now covered in Embase - In 2011 139 journals added, with another 140 pending inclusion 6
  7. 7. What’s coming in June 2012? A new export module that allows for customizable export formats 7
  8. 8. What’s coming in June 2012? Editing e-mail alerts, but without losing old alerts! 8
  9. 9. Want to learn more...? 1. Subscribe to our Monthly newsletter at! 2. Go to 3. Or contact us now at! 9