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Embase webinar: An introduction - 20 June 2012


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During our 45-min webinar (including time for questions), our Embase expert, Ann-Marie Roche introduced:

• The basics of searching in Embase, including the different content sources, indexing and retrieval tools.
• Setting up email alerts and saving your searches.

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Embase webinar: An introduction - 20 June 2012

  1. 1. Welcome to our Embase webinar! Embase for biomedicalsearching: An introduction Your host: Chris Flemming Your presenter: Ann-Marie Roche
  2. 2. About us
  3. 3. Need to know• Webinar control panel:• ‘chat’ or ‘ask a question’ for questions and comments• Option for full screen view• Q&A after presentation
  4. 4. What is EmbaseEmbase is the world’s most comprehensive, intelligent biomedical researchtool, providing the drug and drug-related research community with reliable andauthoritative content, to advance new biomedical and pharmaceuticaldiscovery. Confidence Find all relevant articles that may not otherwise be found by alternative databases Deep biomedical indexing All relevant, up-to-date, biomedical information from the research literature Precise retrieval Deep and focused research through powerful retrieval tools 4
  6. 6. Content Overview Emtree: Biomedical thesaurus, over 60k terms 1947 1950 1974 2009 Embase: Fully indexed: Over 7,700 journals (including MEDLINE), 1950- MEDLINE: 2,500 journals unique to Embase, mapped to Embase indexing, 1950- (including MEDLINE Classic) Embase Classic: AIP and In Process: Digitally scanned and Indexing added, from 2009 re-indexed, 1947-1973 Conference Abstracts: Indexing added, from 2009
  7. 7. Content Overview Embase MEDLINE 5.5m 10m 9m 2000 3000 2500[embase/lim] NOT [medline]/lim
  8. 8. Embase scope “Other” includes traditional MEDLINE topics: dentistry, veterinary science, nursing Embase covers all of Embase plus MEDLINE (just the core drug & clinical areas are highlighted here)
  9. 9. Embase WITH MEDLINE Elsevier Unique Shared Unique MEDLINETopic area (2010) (total) Embase (both) MEDLINE (total) TOTALAllergy & Immunology 240 71 169 19 188 259Cardiovascular Medicine 316 110 206 21 227 337Medicinal Chemistry & Drug 119 22 97 36 133 155DiscoveryNeurology 393 100 293 56 349 449Oncology 316 116 200 28 228 344Pharmaceutical Science 183 116 67 13 80 196Pharmacology 603 249 354 28 382 631
  10. 10. Conference Abstracts • Coverage began in 2009. • Check /what-is- embase/coverage for the most up to date list of conference abstracts and conferences covered. 10
  11. 11. DEEP INDEXING11
  12. 12. Deep indexing - Emtree 60K terms (>260,000 synonyms) and all MeSH terms 29K drug and chemical terms Updated 3 times a year (back-posting each time) All drug generic What is names described by mapping? FDA and EMA, all Mapping means International Non- that searchers get Proprietary Names the same results (INNs) described by regardless of WHO from 2000. which term they use, e.g. Vioxx (synonym) or rofecoxib (the preferred term).
  13. 13. Deep indexing - Emtree 14 study types, including NEW Diagnostic Test Accuracy Study 78 drug and disease subheadings
  15. 15. Start searching…Find the best terms for your search and include synonyms automatically with autocomplete in Quick Search
  16. 16. Click on Disease Filter for example, to see which diseases are referenced withJanuvia, either as a therapeutic area or side effect.
  17. 17. Find deep drug and disease relationships without having to consult the full text.
  18. 18. Registering in Embase •Setting up email alerts •Saving your searches 18 •Staying up to date
  19. 19. PollThe poll should appear on your screen shortly...
  20. 20. Let’s take a look at Embase...…by going to
  21. 21. Building and combining searches• Use single quotes to capture a phrase ‘diabetes mellitus’ for example (not with Autocomplete in Quick Search)• Break up your search into individual searches, such as a drug search (in Drug Search form) and a disease search (in Disease Search form) and combine your results in Session Results• Run your cursor over your search to Edit or copy to a Search Form for guided editing.• Truncation and operators, AND, OR, NOT, NEXT, NEAR Refer to for more guidance and links to materials such as the Quick User Guide.
  22. 22. Refining your search• Quick and Advanced Limits on Advanced, Drug and Disease Search forms• Major Focus on all advanced forms – major drugs and diseases retrieved• Field limits under Advanced Search box to search in specific fields such as article title, abstract, conference name, drug name etc• Drug and Disease Subheadings to limit to specific concepts such as Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Comparison and Side Effect.• Filters on Session Results page for specific diseases or study types for example Check out our training videos at for more guidance.
  23. 23. Registering in Embase •Setting up email alerts •Saving your searches 23 •Staying up to date
  24. 24. Questions & Answers
  25. 25. • Q&A will be sent to you by email.• For more information and questions please contact• Our next Embase webinar is on July 17th (10AM PDT).• Go to for all training related materialsPlease fill out the survey that appears on yourscreen after leaving the webinar.