Editor's Correspondence
June 11, 2007

World Databases of Summaries of Articles in the Biomedical Fields

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Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(11):1204-1206. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.11.1204

A considerable proportion of clinicians and researchers face difficulties in identifying the available databases of biomedical information when performing literature searches for the needs of clinical practice and research. PubMed is the most commonly used database of biomedical information in the Western world. Open-access (free), full-text publications are available through PubMed Central. Currently, only a relatively small subset of the more than 17 million records on PubMed are included in PubMed Central and thus are full text, open access.

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