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.
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.
trial electronic resources can be accessed on the library
homepage at: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/new/resources.html
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 <http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/support/ask.html>.