Elsevier opens up Embase to Research4Life

Published: lundi 24th février 2020
Category: News

Research4Life is pleased to announce that Elsevier is making its biomedical database Embase available to Research4Life users with immediate effect. Researchers and healthcare professionals in developing countries now have access to one of the world’s most comprehensive biomedical literature databases.

The addition of Embase, the world’s most comprehensive international database of biomedical information from 1947 to the present, responds to the research and healthcare community’s growing need to conduct literature reviews on topics relevant to the Global South. Embase adds to the existing offering of Elsevier research solutions including ScienceDirectScopus, Clinical Key and Mendeley.

“Embase is one of the top medical databases to search for anyone considering conducting a systematic review or in-depth search. It is critical for any research on a pharmaceutical topic, said Kimberly Parker, Chair of the Research4Life Executive Council and the Programme Manager for Hinari, one of the five programs within Research4Life.

To access Embase, log in to Research4Life via the link in our navigation bar above. Navigate to Hinari, and select ‘databases’. You will find Embase in the overview of databases offered through Research4Life. Webinars are available via Elsevier if you require further training. We are also planning a webinar specially for Research4Life users – follow us here or via social media to receive updates!

“As many lower-income country librarians are growing their skills in conducting systematic reviews and looking for a comprehensive search, Embase is a powerful tool to support their efforts,” Parker added. “It is particularly interesting because it indexes a significant number of non-English titles, with emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe as well as on Asian medical journals. We’re delighted that the Research4Life users will now have access to Embase.”

Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, said: “As a longstanding partner, we are immensely proud of the contributions that Research4Life has been making to communities in developing countries over nearly two decades through research access. By offering access to Embase alongside our other research solutions, we aim to strengthen further our support for librarians, researchers and healthcare professionals in their efforts to advance science and, ultimately, improve outcomes for the Global South.”

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. The company is one of the founding partners of Research4Life.


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