Elsevier Partners with HELINET to Strengthen Consortium’s Leadership in Health Sciences Education


Singapore/New Delhi, 20 August, 2010 – Elsevier Health Sciences and Helinet, India’s premier medical library consortium for e-resources, have announced an agreement that will provide all medical students at Helinet’s medical colleges with access to leading international and local medical content through Elsevier’s electronic platforms: ScienceDirect® and MD Consult®.

The special agreement provides all undergraduates, graduates, researchers and faculty within the Consortium with access to more than 260 journals and 50 leading reference books including authoritative titles from the scientific and medical literature such as The Lancet and Cell.

Dr. S.Ramanadshetty, the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Ghandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, said, “ScienceDirect® and MD Consult® are useful and important research tools for us. Our faculty members and researchers are very comfortable with these resources and I am happy that we can continue to enable access to all our Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Nursing Colleges with this new agreement.”

The Vice-Chancellor added, “As part of our strategy to extend our portfolio of electronic materials, we also recognised the great value that Elsevier brings to the needs and aims of Helinet and its member institutions."

”We are honoured to collaborate with the libraries of the Helinet Consortium to provide their communities with world-class science, medical & technology content,” remarked Rohit Kumar, Managing Director of South Asia, Elsevier Health Sciences. “We see this as a very important step in our mission to broaden our reach to the local research & medical communities, equip them with the most updated knowledge and tools in these fields and ultimately raise the level of healthcare in India.”

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About Helinet 
HELINET (Health Science Library and Information Network) was conceived by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, RGUHS, and was successfully implemented, becoming the first of its kind in the country. HELINET was also conceived as the consortium of all the teaching and research institutions affiliated to RGUHS, and pursues the need for networking and resource sharing. The Consortium began with a vision to improve the quality of education and research in Health Sciences institutions of the country through enhanced access to high-quality medical information. HELINET’s goal is to deliver information to the user’s desktop, with round-the-clock access.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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