Our subscription to Embase (via Ovid) is currently under review. Due to financial constraints and the availability of the same content via Scopus this database may not be renewed for 2011/12.

The Scopus interface does not provide the same degree of search functionality as the Ovid interface, such as Thesaurus headings and Methodological search filters. However, we need to be sure that we are getting enough use to warrant the double access.

Embase is a biomedical database covering 4,000 journals from 1980 onwards. Some overlap with Medline, but with a European focus. Strong in toxicology and pharmacology. Scopus combines Embase and Medline on one platform.

If you have any comments on this please contact Jo Hunter (jo.hunter@bodleian.ox.ac.uk) by Friday 27 May 2011.

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