"Day Pass" Premium Search Service Introduced on Engineering Village™

New York, N.Y. 12 June 2006 - Engineering Information (www.ei.org) announced the introduction of Engineering Village Day Pass to provide engineering researchers with a more flexible, more comprehensive and more intelligent research service. Day Pass is a new instant access option, offering 24 hour use of the Compendex® database on Engineering Village. Compendex is the most comprehensive and authoritative database of published engineering literature spanning over 35 years of content. Engineering Village is an award winning web research tool designed for engineering research.

Engineering Village enables engineering professionals to make decisions that progress their work with speed and confidence. When engineering work depends on scientific or technological advancement, engineering professionals need greater assurances that they are investing their time and organizational resources wisely. 

Day Pass was built for engineering professionals with periodic needs for high quality scientific and technical information. Instead of requiring annual contracts, Day Pass provides these professionals with the option to purchase access to information on an as needed basis, as high value projects require. By offering this premium research service on a per-day basis, engineering professionals can turn to Engineering Village when research needs simply can not be met by web search. Instead of being required to plan for these needs on a longer term basis, professionals now have greater flexibility in their research options.

“When the stakes are high, engineering professionals need the highest levels of confidence in the information sources they use in their work. And with today’s pressure on R&D professionals to quickly make high impact decisions, searching using free web resources is far too time consuming” explained Colby Ellis, CEO of Ei. “Day Pass was developed to offer engineering professionals just-in-time access to a proven research service on a project-by-project basis. Now that Ei provides this type of confidence for less than fifty dollars and without obligation, can researchers really afford not to use a premium service?”

Day Pass offers a fixed daily price combined with an unlimited access model. During a purchased twenty-four hour subscription period, a user can perform an unlimited number of searches and view an unlimited number of records. Costs do not escalate based on searches performed and will not increase based on the number of records viewed. Access is available for flat rate of $49.95 per day and can be purchased via credit card. 

Under a special Day Pass launch promotion, a select number of users will receive a free Day Pass. These users may then pass along a free day of access to up to five friends or colleagues. During the promotional period, each of those friends or colleagues will in turn be able to send free Day Passes to their friends and colleagues. Members of the press may inquire about receiving a free Day Pass by contacting eicustomersupport@elsevier.com.

Engineering Village Day Pass can be accessed on the web at http://daypass.engineeringvillage.com .

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About Engineering Information 
Engineering Information (Ei) is the leader in providing online information, knowledge and support to engineering researchers. The company provides information research tools specifically focused on the content and intelligence that engineering researchers need to stay informed and step ahead of the competition. Ei products help users:

• Find the right information among an ever-increasing volume of available data;
• Turn accurate and reliable information into actionable intelligence for making the right decisions the first time and
• Work faster toward better and more productive solutions.

For more information about Ei and its products, including Engineering Village 2™, Compendex®, and Ei EnCompass™ please visit www.ei.org . Ei is a business of world leading publisher, Elsevier.

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 over 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).

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