MEDLINE®

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ROAD resources covered by MEDLINE: http://road.issn.org/issn_search?afs:filter=referencing%3D"Medline"

Category of service: indexing and abstracting database

Owner:  U.S. National Library of Medicine

URL: MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed (http://pubmed.gov)

Presentation: MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 21 million references to journal articles. MEDLINE is the online counterpart to MEDLARS® (MEDical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) that originated in 1964.

Disciplines covered: life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine

Type of resources covered: scholarly journals; a small number of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters considered useful to particular segments of the NLM broad user community are also included.

Geographic coverage: international

Time coverage: generally 1946 to the present, with some older material.

Number of publications covered:  5,600 worldwide journals in about 40 languages; about 60 languages for older journals.

Number of records in the database: 21 million references to journal articles.

Selection criteria:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.html

More information about MEDLINE: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/medline.html

 

Last update: August 2014