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Agreement Provides Ease of Access to Authoritative Information on U.S. and Global Companies

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced it has signed an agreement with Hoover’s, Inc. to enable the discovery of Hoover's Company Records content from the Summon web-scale discovery service. With the inclusion of Hoover's Company Records, researchers now will have access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information for their projects.

Featuring profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries and 225,000 key executives, Hoover's Company Records is one of the world's leading electronic distributors of information about U.S. and global companies, industries, and the people who lead them. Many researchers rely on Hoover's Company Records as a valuable resource for business intelligence surrounding a company’s history, products, operations, officers, board members, competitors, historical financials and auditors, among other related industry information.

"As libraries continue to adopt the Summon service, it is important that we continue to build and maintain a single index that delivers the most relevant coverage researchers expect when they begin their research," said Mike Buschman, director of product management for the Summon service at Serials Solutions. "The integration of Hoover’s Company Records makes Summon even more useful for researchers to quickly and easily discover authoritative information on today’s most influential companies and business leaders."

This arrangement with Hoover’s, Inc. underscores Serials Solutions’ ongoing commitment to make the Summon service the most comprehensive discovery tool for researchers around the world. Currently, the Summon service allows researchers to search the full text of content from more than 7,000 providers and contains more than 750 million records. First introduced to the industry in July 2009, the Summon web-scale discovery service provides proven value to more than 250 libraries worldwide, many of whom are seeing a substantial increase in the use of their library’s collections.

Recognized as the Best Enterprise Search Solution at the 2011 CODiE Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Summon service offers the most compelling user experience by providing an easy and open discovery experience. With a single unified index, the Summon service provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that is the hallmark of great libraries.

About Serials Solutions (

Serials Solutions® is the global leader in essential discovery and e-resource management solutions which are powered by a comprehensive knowledgebase. Its popular suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads, and ultimately reduces operating costs. Solutions include: the world-class Summon web-scale discovery service, providing instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search; the AquaBrowser® discovery layer, making navigation more accessible; 360 services, the only integrated e-resource access and management solution; KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase and foundation for Serials Solutions® 360; and Ulrich’s services, the world’s most authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information for serials and the most comprehensive source of print and electronic serials data available. Headquartered in Seattle, Serials Solutions is a member of the ProQuest® family of companies.

About ProQuest (
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is accessible through the all-new ProQuest® platform, which moves beyond navigation to empower researchers to use, create, and share content—accelerating research productivity.

This energetic, fast-growing organization includes the Summon web-scale discovery service, the new ProQuest Dialog service, and business units ebrary®, Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS, and Bowker®.

14 July 2011

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