Literature Databases

PubMed

from 1946 freely accessible

PubMed is the largest, freely accessible bibliographic database in medicine and provides access to the sub-databases Medline and Premedline.

For systematic searches in Medline/Premedline, we recommend access via Ovid or EBSCOhost, as these offer more advanced search options. 
Best practice for systematic searching
Search tips for historical documents in PubMed

Training

PubMed Subject Search: How it works

Altbib - Alternatives to Animal Testing

from 2000 freely accessible

The ALTBIB portal provides access to PubMed entries relevant to alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research.

Training

Altbib help

Special

Edit Altbib Search Strategy

PubMed Central

from 2000 freely accessible

Publicly accessible publications in PubMed are also recorded in PubMed Central. Around 7 million articles are included.
Here you can search within the full text, e.g. in the method part, which is not possible in PubMed..

Training Search Tips

Special

Journal List

EMBASE

from 1974 UZH-Licence

EMBASE is a bibliographic database in the field of clinical medicine and biomedicine and an important addition to Medline with better coverage of literature from Europe, South America and Asia.

EMBASE also offers advanced search options.

Training

Embase Quick User Guide

Web of Science Core Collection

from 1900 UZH-Licence
  • Key topics: Life sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Sources: Peer reviewed journals, including open access journals, conference papers such as symposia, seminars, colloquia and workshops, book series, scientific websites and patent tools
  • Coverage: worldwide with US focus

Comprehensive possibilities for bibliometric analyses (citation frequencies, h-index) with graphical presentation and tools for analysing trends and patterns.

Training

Database Guide

Video Tutorials

Web of Science All Databases

UZH-Licence

Multidisciplinary database in which bibliometric analyses (citation frequencies, h-index) can be performed. The following databases can be searched simultaneously: Web of Science Core Collection, BIOSIS Citation Index, BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, KCI-Korean Journal Database, MEDLINE(R), Russian Science Citation Index, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record.

Training

Database Guide

Scopus

  UZH-Licence

Largest abstract and citation database for scientific literature.

  • Key Topics: Life sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Sources: Peer reviewed journals, including open access journals, conference proceedings, book series, scientific websites and patent tools
  • Coverage: worldwide, recommended for Europe and South America/Asia

Comprehensive possibilities for bibliometric analyses (citation frequencies, h-index) with graphical presentation and tools for analysing trends and patterns.

Training

FAQs & Tutorials

BIOSIS Citation Index

from 1926 UZH-Licence
BIOSIS Citation Index indexes all bibliographical data contained inBIOSIS Previews. In addition, the database contents are combined with the citation search of all licensed databases in Web of Science All Databases.

Training

Database Guide

Zoological Record

from 1864 UZH-Licence
Zoological Record is the oldest continuous database of animal biology in the world. The database covers areas such as biodiversity, environment, taxonomy and veterinary science.

Training

Database Guide

SciFindern

  UZH-Licence
CAS (Chemical Abstract Services) have launched an innovative new platform to search for literature, substances and chemical reactions: SciFindern. While the databases are still the same (CAplus and MEDLINE), the new tool comes with a new, easy to use interface offers several improvements compared to the old one.

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Search Tips

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