Ei Compendex® database adds 8 millionth record

Milestone reached for leading engineering database.

Hoboken, NJ, 23 July 2004 – Elsevier Engineering Information announces the 8 millionth record has been added to the Compendex® database and loaded on the Engineering Village 2™ discovery platform. Compendex is the definitive bibliographic database covering published engineering literature and is used by professional engineers, engineering students, researchers and information professionals worldwide.

Since its creation in 1969, Compendex has offered the broadest coverage of significant engineering literature available. As the volume of published engineering literature has grown steadily over the past 35 years, the Compendex database continues to expand its coverage, providing researchers with a breadth of literature they can rely upon. In 2003 alone, over 500,000 new records were added to the Compendex database. Compendex now covers over 4,000 serial sources each year, originating from more than 80 countries.

The 8 millionth article added to Compendex on the Engineering Village 2 discovery platform is titled “Dynamic characteristics of a flexible rotor system supported by a viscoelastic foil bearing (VEFB).” The article is authored by a team of researchers, led by Yong-Bok Lee from the Tribology Research Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and appears in the September 2004 issue of Tribology International.

“The body of published literature important to engineering disciplines continues to grow and we are extremely proud that the Compendex database continues to keep pace,” explains Ross Graber, Elsevier Engineering Information’s Director of Marketing. “For 35 years, Compendex has provided engineering students and professionals with the means to remain abreast of significant publication in engineering. Compendex has reached the 8 million record milestone and at the same time it is more widely used and more important to engineering research than ever.”

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About Elsevier Engineering Information

Elsevier Engineering Information is a leading provider of information solutions and discovery tools that meet the needs of the engineering and applied physical science communities. Elsevier Engineering Information publishes six bibliographic databases including Compendex®, Chimica®, Chemical Business NewsBase® and PaperChem®, and provides the online discovery platforms Engineering Village 2™ and ChemVillage™.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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).