Elsevier Launches Methods Navigator, Enhancing Access to Research Methods

Online tool joins Elsevier’s expanding stable of digital workflow solutions to improve scientific research

Waltham, MA - 12 April, 2011 – Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Methods Navigator . This online research tool enables life scientists to search, access and apply the right method for their research, saving time and producing high-quality results. Methods Navigator joins Elsevier’s stable of workflow solutions including Hazmat Navigator, and the award-winning BrainNavigator.

Utilizing sophisticated search and discovery technology, Methods Navigator offers a full range of digital tools that help researchers easily find and use the method or protocol they need for their research, without having to spend time searching in multiple locations. Methods Navigator brings together in a single integrated resource a range of trusted information, among which Methods in EnzymologyMethods in Cell Biology, Methods Navigator Protocol ‘Cookbook’, five methods journals and eleven of the leading life sciences journals including Cell and FEBS.

“With Methods Navigator we’re continuing to digitize Elsevier’s cutting-edge scientific content,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier Science & Technology Books. “The successful launch of BrainNavigator and Hazmat Navigator proved that research scientists are eager to use digital tools to enhance the speed and quality of their research.” 

"Science is about questions, not fields,” says Professor Jon Lorsch, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and Protocol Cookbook editor. “Methods Navigator makes it easy for cell biologists to do biochemistry, biochemists to do molecular biology and neuroscientists to do biophysics. It’s an online scientific boundary remover.”

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About Methods Navigator
Elsevier’s Methods Navigator equips life scientists with a new structure for discovery - enabling them to search, access and apply the right method for their work, saving time and producing the desired outcome to support their research.

With access to an extensive library of over 50,000 articles, Methods Navigator offers more methods than any other source available today with the additional feature of over 120 of the most commonly used protocols, hand selected by Elsevier editors. Offering both free and subscription-based content, this dynamic new tool will be an excellent resource to any researcher working in any biomedical lab, regardless of the particular discipline. Details regarding Methods Navigator’s functionality can be found at www.methodsnavigator.com/info.

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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