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Medical Search Engines

Provided below is an assortment of links to medical search engines. If there are other sites you feel belong on these pages, please e-mail


Access Medicine

Searchable medical references including internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. The references are Harrison's Online, Hurst's The Heart, The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, and CMDT Online.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research from more than 140 open-access journals covering all areas of biology and medicine.


Originally a print index to the literature of nursing and eventually allied health information, the CINAHL® database has emerged as a comprehensive and versatile guide to an exploding body of knowledge and now extends beyond the limits of a bibliographic print index.

Electronic Journals Service

A list of 12,548 journals, which includes publisher information as well as specific information about each journal.


More than 16 million validated biomedical and pharmacological records from EMBASE and MEDLINE.


Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content, updated 24/7, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication.

Essential Evidence Plus

Organizational goal is to improve the health and lives of people by providing patient-oriented evidence that matters in a rapid and accessible form.

Free Medical Journals

Database of journals that are free to view after a certain date past publication.

MD Consult

MD Consult operates a family of electronic information resources that meet the clinical content needs of physicians and other health care professionals.


Medscape offers integrated medical information and educational tools. Medscape's features include Physician Optimized MEDLINE, a free subscription to Medscape's MedPulse®, more than 250 online CME activities, and access to more than 50 medical journals and textbooks.

Medical World Search

The major goals of Medical World Search are to provide a search engine that operates over a selection of the most high-quality medical sites on the Web and to facilitate searching by using a medical thesaurus that understands medical terminology and can thus search for related terms automatically.


Subscription-necessary site. Searches more than 6,000 medical websites and more than 1.5 million documents.


Reviews produced from the following journals: Reviews in Urology, Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders, and Reviews in Neurological Diseases.


Ovid Technologies is an internationally recognized leader of electronic medical, scientific, and academic research information solutions. By providing a customizable suite of content, tools, and services, Ovid supports the diverse research needs of its 13 million users worldwide—academic, medical, and corporate professionals and students seeking fast, accurate answers to important questions that help to fuel discoveries, explore topics, or research diagnoses.


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes more than 15 million citations for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources.


SUMSearch selects the best resources for your question, formats your question for each resource, and makes additional searches based on results.

Thomson ISI

We combine authoritative information with innovative technologies to enhance our customers' ability to achieve world-class research and business results. Our databases assist professionals at every stage of research and development from discovery and analysis to product development and distribution.

Turning Research Into Practice

The TRIP Database allows users to rapidly and easily identify high-quality medical literature from a wide range of sources. Searching: 22,988 evidence-based records; 6,427 clinical guidelines; 5,199 clinical questions and answers; 12,091 e-textbook articles; 83,762 medical images; and 4,178 patient information leaflets.