15 June 2008 News Releases

ProQuest and Social Science Research Network Provide Pre-Publication Access to Cutting Edge Research

Researchers now have centralized access to the latest social science trends in a powerful research database.

"ProQuest is committed to adding high quality scholarly research to ABI/INFORM, the authority in business research and ProQuest Central, the largest aggregated full-text database for libraries," said Todd Fegan, Vice President of Publishing. "Through our partnership with SSRN, researchers can now access content many months prior to its inclusion in the published journal. We are pleased to be the first to offer this important content to libraries."

"SSRN provides Tomorrow's Research Today and our partnership with ProQuest will allow libraries around the world easier access to our research papers," said Gregg Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer.

SSRN encourages the early distribution of research results by providing access to the working papers of top scholars from around the world.  Its SSRN working papers include cutting edge research on key trends in the fields of management, accounting, economics, finance, law, political science and humanities months or years before they appear in published journals. Because working papers are not limited in size or edited to meet publication requirements, researchers can access all the vital information found in an author's original work.

More than 22,000 SSRN working papers dating from the early 1990's through the present will be available.  Researchers can cross-search this information simultaneously with the thousands of full text publications and full text business dissertations already found in ABI/INFORM and ProQuest Central.


About ProQuest
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey™, UMI®, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

For more information, visit www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, www.cig.com.