12 September 2006 News Releases

Serials Solutions Central Search Now Offers Connections to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and Scopus

Serials Solutions Central Search Now Offers Connections to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and Scopus

Serials Solutions Central Search subscribers are now able to search the ScienceDirect and Scopus databases via Elsevier’s XML gateway. ScienceDirect and Scopus are Elsevier’s primary science, technology, medicine and social science research information services.  These new connections are available at no additional cost to all Serials Solutions Central Search customers that have a full ScienceDirect and/or Scopus license.

"The Central Search XML gateway connection with Scopus and ScienceDirect offers Serials Solutions customers invaluable federated searching access to these outstanding Elsevier services, " said said JR Jenkins, MLIS, Serials Solutions’ group product manager. " It is the aim of both companies to get scientific information into the hands of those who need it by way of a high-quality, robust search experience. The partnership between Elsevier and Serials Solutions is a dramatic demonstration of that commitment."

"Scopus and ScienceDirect are dedicated to simplifying the research process," said Amanda Spiteri, Elsevier Product Marketing Director. "Enabling this gateway connection significantly expands researchers’ search options and provides seamless to access to Elsevier’s content, boosting interaction and interoperability with library environments."

"Serials Solutions’ mission is to deliver complete management and access solutions for today’s electronic collections in libraries and for their users. Federated searching of the ScienceDirect and Scopus information services through Serials Solutions Central Search takes us a giant step closer to our goal of providing truly comprehensive coverage of the world’s electronic resources," said said Peter McCracken, MLS, Serials Solutions’ director of electronic content management.

About Scopus

Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus is the largest and easiest to use navigation tool ever built. Scopus is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 titles from 4,000 different publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates web & patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please www.info.scopus.com.

About Science Direct

Over a quarter of the world’s full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe - are available in one place: ScienceDirect.

Elsevier’s extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over seven-and a half million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer rapid access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2000 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 350 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks and book series in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier’s ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions, part of ProQuest Information and Learning, is the industry-leader providing complete e-resource access and management solutions to over 1700 libraries worldwide. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps librarians and patrons find and use electronic content through its Access & Management Suite™ (AMS), Full MARC Records™ service for e-journals, Article Linker™ - Serials Solutions’ comprehensive OpenURL link resolver, Central Search™ - a powerful federated search engine, and ERMS™ - a lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions.

About ProQuest Information and Learning

ProQuest Information and Learning, a division of ProQuest Company, is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information worldwide for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. Known widely for its strength in business and economics, general reference, genealogy, humanities, social sciences, and STM content, the company develops premium databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more than 9,000 publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary®, SIRS® and Serials Solutions resource management resources. ProQuestSmart® Search was named "Best Specialist Search Product" by the International Information Industry Awards in late 2005. For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning, visit www.il.proquest.com.