Pubmed Single Citation Matcher

Need to find a particular citation and don’t have the complete information about it?

Use a guided search with PubMed’s Single Citation Finder (the link is located on Pubmed main page in the Find category below the Search Box).

Single Citation Matcher guides you in entering information in pre-set search boxes dedicated to specific searchable fields in a Pubmed record, e.g. Journal, Title, Author.
If you don’t have all information about the article, enter only information you have at your disposal. The more information you enter the less search results you will get as your search will be more precise. Alternatively, if you enter very little information you will get more search results but you may still be able to get to the reference in question faster than by doing a general search in Pubmed.

You can use this tool for other purposes as well. For example, you can only use the Journal field to be able to browse the journal’s content, which you can do efficiently if your search results sorting order is Most Recent. To use the Journal field in Single Citation Matcher just start typing the name of the journal and then select the name, following the prompts.

Enjoy the convenience of this tool!

Embase: A Refresher

Embase, linked from the Library homepage under Top Databases, is a proprietary database, produced in Netherlands by Elsevier publishing company. It indexes journals in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Life Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, etc. While its coverage has significant overlap with PubMed (it actually indexes all of Medline), it also indexes a large number of international journals not found in PubMed. Embase also indexes supplements such as conference abstracts, clinical trials, and more.

Similar to PubMed’s MeSH terms, Embase also has the ability to map search terms to subject headings. Embase’s subject headings are called Emtree terms and their classification also has a hierarchical structure. One major difference between PubMed (MeSH) and Embase (Emtree) is that in PubMed narrower terms are automatically included, whereas in Embase, Emtree terms must be “exploded” to include all narrower terms found beneath a specific Emtree term.

Embase also includes some functions that are not found in PubMed, such as proximity searching, which besides AND, OR,and NOT, adds a layer to searches to make them more specific, using NEAR and NEXT.

Embase is typically one of the databases of choice used in searches when conducting a Systematic Review or a Meta-Analysis in biomedicine. It is recommended to specify the platform on which Embase was used. Embase is available on its native Elsevier platform ( or on the OVID platform. MSKCC Library offers Embase on the Elsevier platform. The platform has an impact on the way the searches are conducted, so it is important to note when conducting systematic reviews.

Note: Starting July 1, 2021 Embase now requires signing into your Embase account to export citations to Endnote and other citation management tools. It is free to create an Embase/ Elsevier account and this login can be used for any Elsevier product (Embase, Scopus, etc.).

Get to Know the New Web of Science Interface!

On July 7th, 2021, Web of Science‘s new interface became the default interface for all users! The new interface had been in Beta and Preview modes since November 2020, and based on user input the new experience is faster, more intuitive, easier to use, with new functionalities and a responsive design.

Along with a large scale redesign of the interface, the new Web of Science includes two new visualization tools.

Other useful features in the new Web of Science interface are the ability to export 1,000 records at a time (previously it was 500), ability to export to RIS format from the Core Collection, and the ability to share search queries with others!

To learn more about the new interface, check out the Clarivate Blog.