Bibliographic Database of the Top Medical Journals

Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Content Includes

  • Over 24 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine
  • Indexed records with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Citations from over 5,600 worldwide journals in 60 languages
  • Coverage from 1946 to the present
  • Publications from scholarly journals
  • Majority of journals selected based on the recommendation of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee

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Provides Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

Searchable on EBSCOhost

MEDLINE is searchable on EBSCOhost which provides users with an easy-to-use interface and powerful search functionality including basic and advanced search options.

Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

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