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Medline: About

MEDLINE offers over 23 million citations and abstracts, providing unparalleled access to worldwide biomedical literature.

Subject Coverage

  • Anatomy
  • Communication disorders
  • Microbiology
  • Paramedical professions
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Behavioral psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Neurology
  • Personality
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychometrics
  • Social psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Dentistry
  • Parasitology
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Gene Therapy
  • Surgical and pharmaceutical intervention
  • Nursing practice
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Institutional operations
  • Laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Diagnosis and management
  • Clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Allied health specialties
  • Continuing education
  • Investigational drugs
  • New drug uses
  • Veterinary medicine (limited)

What is Medline?

MEDLINE® is a bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The database contains millions of citations, derived from thousands of biomedical and life science journals, and indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) from the NLM controlled vocabulary. Extending back to 1946, annual input now exceeds 700,000 citations.

More about Medline

Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE has extensive subject coverage including: biomedical areas; mental health; reproductive health; epidemiology; surgical and pharmaceutical intervention; nursing practice; ethical and legal issues; institutional operations; laboratory techniques and procedures; diagnosis and management; clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols; legislation and regulation; allied health specialties; continuing education; investigational drugs and new drug uses; and some veterinary medicine.

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