Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by healthcare professionals, nurses, clinicians, and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health, and health policy development. 

MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings, and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,600 current biomedical journals.


  • Over 19 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine
  • Indexed records with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Citations from nearly 5,600 worldwide journals in 60 languages
  • Coverage from 1946 to the present
  • Publications from scholarly journals
  • The majority of journals were selected based on the recommendation of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee
  • Access is via EBSCOhost which offers sophisticated yet intuitive functionality, and a wide range of customization options, to support the needs of the widest possible range of users.

Accessed through the EBSCOhost interface.

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Informational Videos

Introduction to EBSCOhost

Reading an Article in EBSCOhost

Advanced Searching in EBSCOhost

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