These free trials are provided by database vendors. Please make use of the opportunity to trial these resources and forward any comments through the Electronic Resources Evaluation Form.

(Trial Period: until 30 June 2010)

EMBASE is a comprehensive biomedical and pharmacological database. It focuses on drug and pharmaceutical research and provides access to citations and abstracts from international peer-reviewed journals in tracking drug adverse events, comparing drug therapies, and evidence-based medicine research.

HKBU’s trial contains records from 1980 to current, majority of which have author-written abstracts. Similar to other databases supported by the OVID platform, EMBASE has its own thesaurus and provides a powerful subject heading search. Users may select terms from the database’s hierarchical subject tree to expand or focus their search. The option to select and simultaneously search other HKBU-subscribed OVID databases (Medline, EBM Review, and AMED) is available.

Free trial electronic resources can be accessed on the library homepage at:

Please ensure proper configuration of your PC when accessing Library-subscribed electronic resources. Should you need assistance, please call the Reference Desk at 3411-7363 during library service hours, or submit your inquiries through "Ask a Librarian" web inquiry service at <>.


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