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SciVerse ScienceDirect Content to be Full-Text Searchable Through the Summon Service

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect® content will be indexed within the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. Researchers will be able to search the full text of all ScienceDirect journal articles and ebooks via the Summon™ service.

"We are excited about this program. The Summon service plays an important role in the discovery and use of our content," said Yukun Harsono, senior vice president, Search & Discovery Academic & Government markets for Elsevier. "For many college and university students, Summon is a key digital front door to the library. By making it easier for them to search the full text of articles and ebooks, we are even further expanding the discoverability of ScienceDirect content."

By working with Serials Solutions and allowing its full-text content to be indexed by the Summon service, Elsevier is furthering its commitment to simplifying research for its customers, while guaranteeing that its valuable resources are used to their full potential.

"ScienceDirect provides researchers the most comprehensive full-text collection of science, technology and medical content, which is why Elsevier's collection has long been an important part of the search experience and results we have offered to our customers," said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager for Serials Solutions. "We are delighted that Elsevier has decided to embrace our Summon service and anticipate this new full-text search capability will play an important role in helping researchers with scientific discovery."

Recognized as the Best Enterprise Search Solution at the 2011 CODiE Awards by Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Summon service meets user expectations by providing a fast, 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.

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. The Summon service provides proven value to more than 250 libraries worldwide that subscribe to the service because it is a clear, comprehensive starting point for research, and consistently demonstrates a substantial increase in usage of library materials.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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 ten million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer online access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of trusted information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 8,000 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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®.

21 June 2011

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