Elsevier Launches Online Subscription Service for Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary

DorlandsOnline.com offers user-friendly, multimedia alternative to print version for enriched online experience

Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it has launched a new subscription service, DorlandsOnline.com, to offer online access to Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary for both individual purchase and organizational licensing.

An alternative to the print version, DorlandsOnline.com is based on the latest 32nd edition of the legendary medical dictionary. It contains nearly 124,000 entries, the largest number to be found in a single-volume medical dictionary. Subscribers will enjoy an enriched user experience, including the following features:

  • New advanced search and navigation tools make the search process effortless and convenient;
  • A new browser plugin enables access to Dorland’s definitions from the user’s web browser search window to make access faster;
  • A new audio tool enables browsing and quick lookup of pronunciations for more than 35,000 terms;
  • More than 1,500 illustrations of terms, nearly all in full color, enhance the entries; and
  • Additional reference materials supplement the search.

“Elsevier launched DorlandsOnline.com subscription service to meet the needs of our customers who would like to access the dictionary without purchasing the hard copy,” said Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President and General Manager Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “The ease of use, immediate access and sophisticated technology powering the site, combined with the most up-to-date content from a source that has been trusted for more than 115 years, make DorlandsOnline.com a go-to place for anyone who needs to look up medical terminology.”

Existing customers who have access to Dorlands.com, as part of their print edition purchase will be eligible to receive a free six-month trial to DorlandsOnline.com. A subscription to DorlandsOnline.com can be purchased without purchasing the print copy of the dictionary.


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