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Library Orientation for Nursing

This information was developed for nurses conducting research via the Emory Libraries

Emtree Subject Headings

Emtree, is the controlled vocabulary used to index Embase.  It includes chemical names, trade names, and generic names for more than 31,000 drugs and chemicals.  Emtree also includes over 3,000 specific terms for medical devices. 

Use 'Search term in Emtree' to identify terms to add terms. Use the Query Builder to continue to add terms to your search strategy.  Click the results button to transfer the query to the Advanced Search form to refine it with filters such as specific publication years, priority journals, article languages and subject age groups.

Field Codes

These are some common Embase field codes.

:ab,ti  | search abstract and title               Example: 'zika test':ab,ti AND pregnan*:ab,ti

:au | author search                                   Example: Simpson:au