Elsevier Launches Methods Navigator, Enhancing Access to Research Methods
Online tool joins Elsevier’s expanding stable of digital workflow solutions to improve scientific research
Waltham, MA - 12 April, 2011 – Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Methods Navigator . This online research tool enables life scientists to search, access and apply the right method for their research, saving time and producing high-quality results. Methods Navigator joins Elsevier’s stable of workflow solutions including Hazmat Navigator, and the award-winning BrainNavigator.
Utilizing sophisticated search and discovery technology, Methods Navigator offers a full range of digital tools that help researchers easily find and use the method or protocol they need for their research, without having to spend time searching in multiple locations. Methods Navigator brings together in a single integrated resource a range of trusted information, among which Methods in Enzymology, Methods in Cell Biology, Methods Navigator Protocol ‘Cookbook’, five methods journals and eleven of the leading life sciences journals including Cell and FEBS.
“With Methods Navigator we’re continuing to digitize Elsevier’s cutting-edge scientific content,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier Science & Technology Books. “The successful launch of BrainNavigator and Hazmat Navigator proved that research scientists are eager to use digital tools to enhance the speed and quality of their research.”
"Science is about questions, not fields,” says Professor Jon Lorsch, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and Protocol Cookbook editor. “Methods Navigator makes it easy for cell biologists to do biochemistry, biochemists to do molecular biology and neuroscientists to do biophysics. It’s an online scientific boundary remover.”
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About Methods Navigator
Elsevier’s Methods Navigator equips life scientists with a new structure for discovery - enabling them to search, access and apply the right method for their work, saving time and producing the desired outcome to support their research.
With access to an extensive library of over 50,000 articles, Methods Navigator offers more methods than any other source available today with the additional feature of over 120 of the most commonly used protocols, hand selected by Elsevier editors. Offering both free and subscription-based content, this dynamic new tool will be an excellent resource to any researcher working in any biomedical lab, regardless of the particular discipline. Details regarding Methods Navigator’s functionality can be found at www.methodsnavigator.com/info.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider 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 ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, 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.
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