Global Index Medicus [via World Health Organization]

The Global Index Medicus provides universal access to biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low-middle income countries. The main objective is to increase the visibility and usability of this remarkable set of resources. The material is collated and aggregated by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Library Group on a central search platform allowing retrieval of bibliographical and full-text information.

The contents of the Global Index Medicus (GIM) come from the Regional Indexes Medici:

  • African Index Medicus – AIM (AFRO)
  • Scientific and Technical Literature of Latin America and the Caribbean LILACS (AMRO-PAHO, by its specialized center BIREME)
  • Index Medicus for Eastern Mediterranean Region – IMEMR (EMRO)
  • Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region – IMSEAR (SEARO)
  • Western Pacific Region Index Medicus – WPRIM (WPRO)