Elsevier Embase APIs


What are the Embase APIs?

Embase APIs expose curated abstracts, indices and other metadata indexed by Embase, Elsevier's biomedical abstract and indexing database, from peer-reviewed biomedical literature, in-press publications and conferences. Records in Embase are deeply indexed with emphasis on drugs, diseases and medical devices using the Elsevier's life science thesaurus Emtree.

Who can use Embase APIs?

Full Embase APIs access is only granted to customers with Embase subscription. Please contact Elsevier Embase representative if you are interested in using Embase APIs.

Where do I start?

Please visit Elsevier Developer Portal to get started.

Where do I get an API key?

You can obtain an API Key on Elsevier Developer Portal. If you do not already have an Elsevier user ID, you will have to register prior to obtaining an API Key.

What do I get access to with my API key?

Default API Key configuration description is available here.

Who to contact for APIs questions and support?

Please email your questions to integration support. If you already have an API Key, please include it in the email.

What are the benefits of using Embase APIs?


Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of Embase APIs, their corresponding purpose and response formats.


Embase API Name   What it does Response formats
Embase Search API Search interface for EMBASE content. application/json
application/xml
Embase Retrieval API Retrieval interface for EMBASE content. application/json
application/xml