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Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the MEDLINE database is widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE provides information from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, as well as coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology. The database contains more than 25 million citations from 5,200 biomedical journals published in the United States and other countries.

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Dates covered

1946 - present.

Updating frequency



Indexes more than 5,200 biomedical journals and selected monographs of congresses and symposia.

Type of coverage

Indexing with Citations and Abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, International Nursing Index

See also: MEDLINE (Ovid).

Producer/content provider

National Library of Medicine

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Supplementary Subject(s)