New Embase Classes from Becker Library

Embase is a powerful biomedical database available to the Washington University Medical Center community via Becker Medical Library. We are now pleased to offer two Embase training courses:

Going Beyond PubMed: An Introduction to Embase
Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Becker Library Room 405
During this introductory session, users will learn how to access Embase, build searches, use limits/filters, and save/export search results. By the end of the session, participants should feel more confident using and exploring Embase to find evidence for research or clinical questions.

Embase for Clinical Point-of-Care Searching
Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Becker Library Room 405
During this brief class, participants will learn how to use Embase’s PICO search, a tool which provides search boxes formatted to utilize synonyms, controlled vocabulary and Boolean in the PICO(T) format, easily producing relevant results. By the end of the class participants will:

  • Practice using the PICO framework to search for biomedical information based on real-life clinical scenarios.
  • Implement effective search strategies to be used at the bedside in real time to inform patient care decisions.

Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Click here to register.

Can’t make it to these sessions? More will be offered throughout the year – check the site for more dates as they are announced.

We can also bring our Embase classes to you! Both classes are designed to be fully customizable for you or your department’s learning needs. Contact us at to get started.