National Library of Medicine
From 1950 (oldmedline) from 1966 (medline)
Medical and biomedical sciences, dentistry and nursing
over 16 million records
Type of database
International, latest developments
Data per reference
Bibliographic data (author, title etc.), keywords (MeSH), abstract
Excellent thesaurus (MeSH) and search options by sub-headings
Truncation from right. Symbols: * (one sign or more, or blank) truncation automatic e.g. for singular or plural,
AND ; OR ; NOT
Yes (enter phrase in "...")
"More like this"
Yes, based on related articles
Yes. Earlier sets may be combined via "History" tab. Save search queries via option My NCBI
Display, download, print
Display options may be varied in number, your own choice of options from several searches may be selected via Clipboard.
Most used format = MeSH
Linking from full reference
Yes if full text is available.
Yes, in abstract format
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