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Embase webinar - An introduction 17 July 2012


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Embase webinar - An introduction 17 July 2012

  1. 1. Welcome to our Embase webinar! Embase for biomedicalsearching: An introduction Your host: Chris Flemming Your presenter: Derrick Umali
  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 7,900 journals (including MEDLINE), 1950- MEDLINE: Over 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. journal overview 2012 covers 7960 journals (20 March 2012) Indexed by MEDLINE Indexed by Embase (5396 titles) (5592 titles) 2368 journals 3028 journals 2564 journals*Indexed at Embase Indexed at Embase Indexed byUnique to Embase Also covered by MEDLINE MEDLINE Also in MEDLINE Search: Search: Search: [embase]/lim [embase]/lim AND [medline]/lim NOT [medline]/lim [embase]/lim * Converted to Embase format as described in the “Coverage of MEDLINE in Embase” white paper (May 2011)
  8. 8. Embase scope and coverage (2012) Other topics 28% Including public health, basic biomedical science and topics included from MEDLINE
  9. 9. Embase vs MEDLINE scopeSimilar overall patternof coverage... but withtwo major differences1. Pharmacology andtoxicology:Embase: 11.2% (889 titles)MEDLINE: 8.3% (465 titles)Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics New ZealandAfrican Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology NigeriaAnales de la Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia SpainAnkara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi TurkeyArhiv za Farmaciju Serbia2. General clinical medicine Salud(i)Ciencia ArgentinaEmbase: 10.5% (835 titles) Salus Venezuela Sapporo Medical journal JapanMEDLINE: 8.9% (495 titles) Scientia Medica Brazil Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences Iran
  10. 10. Embase WITH MEDLINE Elsevier Unique Shared Unique MEDLINETopic area (total) Embase (both) MEDLINE (total) TOTALAllergy & Immunology 249 78 171 15 186 264Cardiovascular Medicine 321 132 189 19 208 340Medicinal Chemistry & Drug 150 72 78 0 78 150DiscoveryNeurology 331 128 203 51 254 382Oncology 348 142 206 27 233 375Pharmaceutical Science 213 150 63 13 76 226Pharmacology 553 271 282 33 315 586
  11. 11. Conference Abstracts • Coverage began in 2009. • Check /what-is- embase/coverage for the most up to date list of conference abstracts and conferences covered. 11
  12. 12. DEEP INDEXING12
  13. 13. Deep indexing - Emtree 60K terms (>260,000 synonyms) and all MeSH terms Over 30K 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).
  14. 14. Deep indexing - Emtree 14 study types, including NEW Diagnostic Test Accuracy Study 78 drug and disease subheadings
  16. 16. Start searching…Find the best terms for your search and include synonyms automatically with autocomplete in Quick Search
  17. 17. Click on Disease Filter for example, to seewhich diseases are referenced with Januvia, either as a therapeutic area or side effect.
  18. 18. Find deep drug and disease relationships without having to consult the full text.
  19. 19. Registering in Embase •Setting up email alerts •Saving your searches 19 •Staying up to date
  20. 20. PollThe poll should appear on your screen shortly...
  21. 21. Let’s take a look at Embase...• Building and combining searches• Refining your search• Setting up email alerts and saving your searches
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. Registering in Embase •Setting up email alerts •Saving your searches 24 •Staying up to date
  25. 25. Questions & Answers
  26. 26. • Q&A will be sent to you by email.• For more information and questions please contact• Visit the training calendar for more webinars -• Go to for all training related materialsPlease fill out the survey that appears on yourscreen after leaving the webinar.