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IDEM Services

  • Searching the literature database ETHMED free of charge

  • Searching national and international databases upon request

  • Support and advice on database search via phone or email

  • Assistance with acquiring referenced literature/media

  • Contacts with experts from the field of medical ethics

We search for you:

You need an overview of your topic in medical ethics and want to find relevant journal articles, books, book chapters, presentations or congress volumes? You do not have enough time to do the literature search yourself? You do not know how to develop a search strategy?

Search upon request:

Upon request, we are happy to support you with an individual search. We search the databases of the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) as well as the database MEDLINE via PubMed for you, and send you the list of hits via email (as a PDF).

Should you want the full texts of the literature references on that hit list, we can help you to acquire them.

Consulting and Contact


Together with you, we search databases online, and navigate you through the database MEDLINE via the portal PubMed over the phone.

In special cases, e.g. if you have specific questions on your search strategy, we identify the major and minor aspects of your search in a first conversation, and offer you further advice via email. Our support is free for doctoral students of the University Medical Center Göttingen.


Information- and Documentation Centre Ethics in Medicine (IDEM)
Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
Dipl.-Geol. Susanne Raphael
University Medical Centre Göttingen
Humboldtallee 36
37073 Göttingen

phone: 0049(0)551-39-9577
fax:      0049(0)551-39-33996
email: idem(at)