Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and a provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, announced that it has added EMBASE Classic to the Dialog and DataStar platforms, providing access to more than 25 years of archived life sciences data available in electronic format. EMBASE Classic, produced by Elsevier, includes the bibliographic records originally published in the 43 Excerpta Medica abstract print journals from 1947 through 1973. The fully digitized database is drawn from approximately 3,400 international journal titles, with a focus on European and North American published literature including non-English language articles. EMBASE Classic contains more than 1.8 million records from the biomedical and pharmacological literature. The historical data in EMBASE Classic, combined with up-to-date records in the EMBASE database, gives researchers approximately 60 years of information regarding medical and drug-related subjects.