Elsevier launches Referex Engineering

Electronic Reference Product Addresses Engineering Reference Needs

Hoboken, NJ, April 13, 2004Elsevier Engineering Information announces the launch of Referex Engineering a specialized electronic reference product hosted on the Engineering Village 2™ discovery platform. Referex Engineering draws upon more than 300 of Elsevier’s leading book titles to provide engineering professionals with a fully searchable reference database of unparalleled breadth and depth.

Referex Engineering was designed to address the growing need of engineering professionals and students to quickly find and access relevant reference information. By combining the reference resources of Elsevier’s book programs with the leading search and discovery tools offered by Engineering Village 2, engineering professionals can now locate and retrieve reference information with pinpoint accuracy. Referex Engineering serves to enhance the research process for thousands in the engineering community who rely upon Engineering Village 2 for their research needs.

“Engineering researchers and professionals spend tremendous amounts of time simply seeking out reference information” said Philip Shaw, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Science and Technology Books. “Referex Engineering draws upon Elsevier’s leading books program and our successes facilitating research and discovery via the Engineering Village 2 platform to simplify the information gathering process. By doing so, Referex Engineering will free up engineering professionals to focus upon the true tasks at hand; problem-solving, innovation and new developments.”

Referex Engineering is designed upon a concept of layering content to create the breadth and focus which researchers, professional engineers and academics each require. By layering broad based handbooks, professional reference works and how-to guides, with specialized monographs and scholarly texts, Referex Engineering has created a foundation of information allowing searchers to quickly find solutions to their reference needs.


About Elsevier Engineering Information
Elsevier Engineering Information is a leading provider of information solutions and discovery tools that meet the needs of the engineering and applied physical science communities. Elsevier Engineering Information publishes six bibliographic databases including Compendex®, Chimica®, Chemical Business NewsBase and PaperChem®, and provides the online discovery platform Engineering Village 2™.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com


Ross Graber
Engineering Information
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