Literature Sources for Medical Ethics
is an integrative literature database on bioethics. Developed by the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE, Bonn) and operated in co-operation with the Information and Documentation Centre on Ethics in Medicine (IDEM, Göttingen), the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW, Tübingen), the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University (Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), Washington, DC) and the Centre de documentation en éthique (CDE, Comité consultatif national d'éthique, Paris).
The German Institut of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) offers a vaste number of medical databases, which are simultaneously searchable. The DIMDI preselection of databases for medical literature are:
The Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online covers worldwide literature on every area of medicine, including dental medicine, veterinary medicine, psychology, and public health. Producer is the National Library of Medicine, USA.
covers literature in the field of biology, human and veterianry medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and environmental sciences, especially from Nothern America nad Europe. Producer is Thomson Reuters, USA.
preliminary database of the EMBASE database. It contains the most current proofs of international literature with European focus on the total area of the human medicine and related fields which will be incorporated into EMBASE fully indexed a few weeks later.
EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database) covers worldwide literature, especially from Europe, in the field of human medicine and related fields with special emphasis given to drug research, pharmacology, pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology, basic biological research, health policy and management, public, occupational and environmental health, and substance dependence and abuse. Producer is Elsevier B. V., The Netherlands.
The gms (German Medical Science) database contains bibliographic data of medical research articles (75% with Abstract), linked with the corresponding free of charge full texts. Producer is German Medical Science gGmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.
The GMS (German Medical Science) Meetings database contains bibliographic data linked with the corresponding abstracts or full texts. The database contains abstracts of scientific medical conferences. Producer is German Medical Science gGmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.
SciSearch covers worldwide literature in the fields of science, technology, and medicine. The database contains all citations published in "Science Citation Index Expanded". Producer is Thomson Reuters, USA.
PubMed - Public Medline
PubMed encompasses the databases OLDMEDLINE and MEDLINE. In contrast to MEDLINE, PubMed is enlarged by the newest articles (in-process records) daily. These latest data sets are not yet indexed with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). After being indexed the data sets are integrated into MEDLINE. Producers are the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health, USA.