Embase now available through the Federation

Page last modified on 23 November 2022, at 04:29 PM (initially posted on 1 November 2013)

Embase from Elsevier Life Science Solutions is the most comprehensive international biomedical database for biomedical researchers. It enables you to track and retrieve precise information on drugs and diseases from pre-clinical studies to searches on critical toxicological information.

Embase's biomedical database has over 25 million indexed records from thousands of peer-reviewed journals, Embase provides the confidence and tools you need to capture the most relevant and up-to-date biomedical research. Information managers, regulatory specialists, clinicians, medical librarians, educators and students use Embase for its breadth and depth of data. Embase can help you with everything from clinical trials research to pharmacovigilance.

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WAYFless URL: Detailed description of WAYFless URL syntax can be found here https://service.elsevier.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/28537/supporthub/elsevieraccess. If your Shibboleth SSO service URL is https://idp.test.institution.edu/shibboleth, and you want to direct user to Embase then the session initiation URL or WAYFless URL for this is:



2. Many services can make use of the eduPersonTargetedID attribute. This is a persistent opaque identifier, which enables service personalisation (remembering data about a user over different login sessions) without the service provider knowing who the user is. If the identity provider supplies the eduPersonTargetedID attribute, the session is treated similarly to an Athens personal account. Otherwise, the service's personalisation features (e.g., saved searches) may be disabled, though the service will still function in the same way as with Athens shared accounts. With some services (e.g., Zetoc Alert) this attribute is mandatory. If so, it is marked as "Required/Yes" in the table in Attribute Usage.

For a Shibboleth IdP, generation of eduPersonTargetedID in attribute-resolver.xml is described on the IdP setup page.

Release of eduPersonTargetedID by attribute-filter.xml is described further down the same page.

Users of other IdP software should check their documentation.

6. Some services (e.g., ScienceDirect) grant access based on the name (entityID) of the identity provider used, rather than on the basis of user attributes. Therefore, it is not necessary to release any user attributes to such services to gain basic access, though some services may make use of additional attributes if they are supplied; for example, ScienceDirect can make use of eduPersonTargetedID.