Super Searching: PubMed, Embase, and Beyond

Let us show you how to get the best results from your search.

Go beyond the Google searching methods to get a handle on database logic. Build complex search strategies; use PubMed’s Clinical Queries to find evidence-based clinical articles, and set up alerts to stay informed when new articles are published in your field.

And try another database: Embase! Produced by Elsevier Science, Embase covers additional EU literature, so you will find unique citations here that are not in PubMed. It includes all of Medline plus over 2,000 extra titles, and 260,000 conference abstracts (over 24 million records from more than 7,500 journals). Embase covers the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences, drugs and pharmacy. 

You will learn:
-    Structured database searching for more complex searches
-    PubMed features including Citation Matcher, Clinical Queries and Mesh
-    Basic search features of Embase


  • Bring your laptop.
  • Set up your MyNCBI account prior to taking this course. Register with MyNCBI
  • You should have some experience searching PubMed and basic knowledge of the journal literature. 

This class is also offered at Mission Bay.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Parnassus Library, CL201
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Event Type

Class/Info Session


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff




pubmed, databases, embase, searching




UCSF Library
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