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Database Searching: Database Comparison Chart

Database Comparison Chart

Database / Vendor Interface
Controlled Vocabulary
Publication Types Included
- Other than Journal Articles
Reference List Included
in Citation Record
Article Citation Counts Provided
Ability to Sort by Times Cited
Peer Review Limit
EBP Query or Filter Options
Ability to Register for Personal Account /
Set Up Saved Search Alerts
MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM) MeSH - Medical Subject Headings NO NO NO NO NO YES YES
CINAHL (EBSCO) CINAHL Headings YES NO NO NO YES YES YES
EMBASE (Elsevier) EMTREE YES NO NO NO NO YES YES
PsycINFO (OVID) Psychological Thesaurus YES NO NO NO NO NO YES
SCOPUS (Elsevier) NO YES YES YES YES NO NO YES
Web of Sciences
(Thomson Reuters)
NO YES YES YES YES NO NO YES
Cochrane Library (Wiley) NO YES NO NO NO NO YES YES
Google Scholar NO YES NO YES NO NO NO NO