Elsevier Releases Image Search; New SciVerse ScienceDirect Feature Enables Researchers to Quickly Find Reliable Visual Content

Amsterdam 12 November, 2010 – Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, today announced the availability of Image Search, a new SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com) feature that enables users to quickly and efficiently find images and figures relevant to their specific research objectives.

The new feature allows researchers to search across more than 15 million images contained within SciVerse ScienceDirect. Results include tables, photos, figures, graphs and videos from trusted peer-reviewed full text sources. Saving researchers significant time, Image Search ensures increased efficiency in finding the relevant visuals.

Search results can be refined by image type and contain links to the location within the original source article, allowing researchers to verify image in context. Researchers can take advantage of Image Search to learn new concepts, prepare manuscripts or visually convey ideas in presentations and lectures. The new feature is available to SciVerse ScienceDirect subscribed users at no additional cost.

“By allowing researchers to delve immediately into the images on SciVerse ScienceDirect, the new feature saves researchers valuable time and offers immediate access to a vast database of trusted visual content,” said Rafael Sidi, Vice President of Product Management for Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect. “Developed in response to user feedback, Image Search represents another example of the steps Elsevier is taking to speed scientific search and discovery by improving researcher workflow.”

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About Sciverse ScienceDirect 
SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciverse.com) contains over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) peer-reviewed articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe. Elsevier's extensive full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature with more than ten million articles available online. Coverage includes over 2,500 journal titles published by Elsevier with dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. Additionally, SciVerse ScienceDirect contains an expanding library of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 10,000 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinked with primary research referenced in journal articles.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company 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, 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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