MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database and contains over 18 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

Time coverage: generally 1947 to the present, with some older material.

Source: Currently, citations from approximately 5,400 worldwide journals in 39 languages; 60 languages for older journals.

Broad subject coverage: 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.

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
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1966 onwards



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