MEDLINE on Web of Science

Connect MEDLINE to the multidisciplinary research across Web of Science

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MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier bibliographic database, covering biomedicine and life sciences topics vital to biomedical practitioners, educators, and researchers, such as bioengineering, public health, clinical care, and plant and animal science, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, marine biology, and preclinical sciences. You’ll find references from journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. ​

Only through Web of Science™ are you able to access MEDLINE with the added value of citation data and the ability to simultaneously search content in Web of Science Core Collection™, FSTA, CAB Abstracts, and BIOSIS™ products.​

When connected to the multidisciplinary citations on the Web of Science platform, MEDLINE becomes so much more! Nearly every discovery is influenced by earlier research, both in its subject area and in related fields, and a publication can have significant influence and impact on other research after is has been published. No other platform has a full citation network to accurately and confidently connect you to the highest quality multidisciplinary research.

MEDLINE on Web of Science coverage

  • More than 5,200 journals
  • Over 500,000 records are added annually
  • Over 29.5 million records​
  • Determine if papers written about your discipline are available in Chinese
  • Coverage starts in 1950​​
  • Precise indexing of global content in 30 languages, across thousands of journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters​
  • Specialized indexing: search precisely with a variety of search options, including natural language terms, MeSH terms, and CAS registry numbers

Why use MEDLINE on Web of Science?

Broader citation connections

Only on Web of Science can you track citation impact for MEDLINE’s indexed articles and easily navigate to all citing articles across the Web of Science platform.

Connect to the Core Collection

Connect MEDLINE to Web of Science Core Collection™ – the world’s only true citation index – with over 21,000 carefully selected journals and over 1.5 billion citation connections across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

‘All Database’ searching

Run an ‘All Database’ search to include MEDLINE alongside your institution’s full Web of Science subscription to see everything in your subject specialty and beyond.

Access trusted full text

Easily identify, filter and access Open Access articles in MEDLINE, and get one-click access to Open Access and subscribed articles with EndNote™ Click.

Visual results analysis

Explore trends and gain unique insights into your search results with Web of Science’s intuitive visual analysis tool.


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