Box 6.2.a: Examples of regional electronic bibliographic databases

Africa: African Index Medicus

o        indexmedicus.afro.who.int/

Australia: Australasian Medical Index (fee-based)

o        www.nla.gov.au/ami/

China: Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM) (in Chinese)

o        www.imicams.ac.cn/cbm/index.asp

Eastern Mediterranean: Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

o        www.emro.who.int/his/vhsl/

Europe: PASCAL (fee-based)

o        international.inist.fr/article21.html

India: IndMED

o        indmed.nic.in/

Korea: KoreaMed

o        www.koreamed.org/SearchBasic.php

Latin America and the Caribbean: LILACS

o        bases.bireme.br/cgi-bin/wxislind.exe/iah/online/?IsisScript=iah/iah.xis&base=LILACS&lang=i

South-East Asia: Index Medicus for the South-East Asia Region (IMSEAR)

o        library.searo.who.int/modules.php?op=modload&name=websis&file=imsear

Ukraine and the Russian Federation: Panteleimon

o        www.panteleimon.org/maine.php3

Western Pacific: Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)

o        wprim.wpro.who.int/SearchBasic.php