MEDLINE (via OVID)
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2023 9:38 AM
MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 29 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. MEDLINE includes citations from more than 5,200 worldwide journals in about 40 languages.
A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH. The default search setting in Ovid MEDLINE is a keyword search that will map the term to a subject heading.
The subject scope of MEDLINE is biomedicine and health, broadly defined to encompass those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities. MEDLINE also covers life sciences vital to biomedical practitioners, researchers, and educators, including aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry.
MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed, a freely accessible database of biomedical citations.
1946-present. Updated daily.