Elsevier Introduces 'Elsevier Engineering School Edition'

Special offer combines leading engineering information sources ScienceDirect™ and Engineering™ Village for teaching institutions

Amsterdam, 04 June 2007- Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information announced the introduction of a new offer to provide independent engineering schools with access to two leading engineering information sources in one package.

The Elsevier Engineering School Edition¹ combines access to key engineering journals and reference works on ScienceDirect with the specialized engineering search via Engineering Information's (Ei) award winning Engineering Village. Users can therefore search for scholarly engineering literature via Engineering Village and access peer reviewed full-text content in the physical sciences and engineering titles on ScienceDirect. The reference works, journals and abstracts are all interlinked so that users can access all the engineering information they need quickly and easily.

As Marten Stavenga, Global Business Development Manager for the Academic market at Elsevier explains: "Independent engineering schools have been asking us for an easy and convenient way of accessing the broad range of specialized information which they require but without multiple subscriptions. Elsevier Engineering School Edition is an ideal solution which combines the best of two platforms in one offer. It is a convenient, transparent one-stop-shop for engineering information at a reduced package price."

Ross Graber, Director of Marketing and Strategy for Engineering Information explains further, "The expectations that employers now place on engineering graduates are similar, regardless of whether a graduate attends a large research institute or a smaller, vocational college. It's extremely important that smaller institutions can use the same research methods and information resources that are expected of students as they transition into the workplace. The Elsevier Engineering School Edition was developed to provide teaching institutions with the option to work with the high quality information resources which will contribute to their students' education."

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About ScienceDirect
Over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe - are available in one place: ScienceDirect.

Elsevier's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over eight million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer rapid access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,000 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and e-Books in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

About Engineering Village
Engineering Village is an award winning, web-based discovery platform meeting the information needs of the engineering community. Engineering Village couples powerful search tools, an intuitive user interface with essential content sources, to provide engineers, engineering researchers and students with the right information and more intelligence about the information they’re looking at. Engineering Village features the definitive bibliographic database covering engineering literature, Engineering Information's Compendex®.

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¹Elsevier Engineering School Edition is available only to independent engineering schools in Europe and Asia Pacific that do not award doctoral degrees.

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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