Scirus Launches New Toolbar
New Functionality Makes Finding Valuable Scientific Information on the Web Even Easier.
Amsterdam, 21 December, 2004 - Elsevier announced today that its free science-specific search engine, Scirus, has introduced a new version of its downloadable toolbar. The toolbar includes indispensable new functionalities for finding scientific information on the Web, and enables users to search directly on Scirus or through Scirus Web Sources and/or Journal Sources, from anywhere on the Internet.
Scirus’ new functionalities include:
* Pop-up Blocker: Eliminates pop-up advertisements on the sites being viewed.
* Highlight: Facilitates searching by highlighting terms on the pages visited by placing a colored bar over it.
* Last Search: Allows users to view their last search.
* Submit Web Site: Allows users to inform the Scirus Team if they have found interesting Web sites to add to the index.
* Word Finder: Indicates the words searched on a page and makes it easier for the user to find the specific terms.
"At Scirus, we strive to meet and exceed the needs of our over one million users by continually improving our product and offering new functionalities," said Ammy Vogtlander, general manager of Scirus. “We are excited to introduce the new toolbar that makes finding scientific information on the Web even easier.”
The Scirus Toolbar is freely downloadable at www.scirus.com.
Launched in April 2001, Scirus is the most comprehensive science -specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest in search engine technology, it covers more than 167 million pages and documents and serves a user community of over 1 million researchers, students and scientists worldwide. Scirus has won several international awards including the Search Engine Watch award for ‘Best Specialty Search Engine’ in 2001 and 2002 and the Web Marketing Association WebAward for ‘Best Directory or Search Engine Website’ in 2004.
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.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
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