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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 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.

Why access MEDLINE through Web of Science?

Only through Web of Science are you able to access MEDLINE with the added value of citation data and navigation, as well as the ability to simultaneously search content across the Web of Science platform, such as the Web of Science Core Collection and BIOSIS Citation Index.

Dates Covered

1950-present. Updated weekly.

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