Engineering information releases enhanced ChemVillage™

Technology upgrade offers significant user enhancements.




Hoboken, NJ, 18 June 2004 – Elsevier Engineering Information announces the latest release of the ChemVillage discovery platform, enhancing the way users access chemistry content. With focus on applied chemistry research, ChemVillage offers access to high quality text-based resources including bibliographic databases Beilstein Abstracts® and Chimica®, and the leading business news source covering the global chemicals industry, Chemical Business NewsBase®.

This latest release enhances the research process through significant upgrades to the platform’s underlying technology. The FAST search engine has been implemented to deliver standard bearing search and retrieval speeds. Intuitive functional enhancements include multiple database searches with user-controlled de-duplication, personalized searches and extensive full-text linking options. Unlimited email alerting offers all users the ability to receive weekly updates on record additions in their area of interest. All upgrades enhance researcher driven discovery with tools designed to simplify chemistry research.

 “Chemists, researchers and industry professionals require sensible means to access chemistry related research,” explains Bryan Vickery, Engineering Information’s Vice President of Chemistry Publishing. “The major technological upgrades to ChemVillage provide users with a far more robust environment to conduct their research – Speeding discovery and improving the entire information gathering process.”

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 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).