Elsevier Brings Its Award-Winning Content To European Colleges With The ScienceDirect College Edition

ScienceDirect College Edition contributes to student information literacy at teaching-based colleges

Amsterdam, September 4, 2006 -- Elsevier will extend its ScienceDirect College Edition to Europe this year. The offer was first introduced in North America in 2005 and has seen notable success with over one hundred teaching-based colleges now signed up.

The ScienceDirect College Edition was created to meet the demands of students and faculty at smaller teaching colleges who have a need for peer-reviewed scientific research literature. The ScienceDirect College Edition gives teachers and students online access to high quality full-text content only available on the ScienceDirect platform.  Libraries can choose from attractively-priced journal and/or reference collections in the ‘Social & Behavioral Sciences’, the ‘Physical Sciences’ and the ‘Health & Life Sciences’.

The value of web-delivered, peer reviewed research to teaching is demonstrated by the success of the ScienceDirect College Edition among North American colleges. As Linda Matyas, Periodicals Librarian at Jacksonville University in Florida, noted, “the ScienceDirect College Edition has turned me into a superhero in the eyes of our teachers and students – easiest praise I've ever received."

ScienceDirect’s positive contribution to student information literacy is echoed by Mr Lothar Löbnitz, Director of the Library at University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany, “Our professors and students have been demanding the online access to this high quality scientific content and I am now pleased to be able to deliver such relevant information so that I can further help my library users to achieve their goals in their studies, teaching and research.”

“The ScienceDirect College Edition emphasizes Elsevier’s commitment to teaching-based colleges,” remarked Andrea Schweikert, Global Accounts Director, Elsevier, “and I’m particularly pleased to be able to offer such valuable content to teachers and students at an affordable price."


About ScienceDirect College Edition
ScienceDirect College Edition is a new offering whereby college librarians pay an annual subscription to access high-quality reference and journal content. An extensive range of full-text journals and reference works are offered in attractively-priced collections across the following subject disciplines:
• Social & Behavioral Sciences: 350 journals and 8 reference works
• Health & Life Sciences: 890 journals and 23 reference works
• Physical Sciences: 600 journals and 11 reference works

Subscriptions include all updates that occur during the subscription period.

ScienceDirect College Edition is available to all colleges that are primarily involved in teaching rather than research and that do not award at a Doctoral level.

For more information including price lists and title lists, please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com/college or contact globalsales@elsevier.com.

About ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect is the essential information resource for millions of researchers, scientists, engineers, professionals and students holding more than a quarter of the world’s electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full-text, peer-reviewed articles.

More than 2,000 journals and hundreds of books from Elsevier - including prestigious titles such as The Lancet, Cell, Tetrahedron Letters, the Handbooks in Economics Series and the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences - are available on ScienceDirect.

Users can access over 7 million full-text articles from all fields of science. Most journal articles become available on ScienceDirect immediately after peer review and before the printed versions are issued. Additionally, users gain online access to features not available in print, such as cross-publisher linking via Cross Ref, and multimedia features, such as video, audio and supplementary spreadsheet files.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. 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, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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