Elsevier to add nearly 250 Health Sciences eBook Titles on ScienceDirect

Increases Accessibility to Current Market-Leading Health Sciences Content

St. Louis, MO, 8 September 2009 – Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today that nearly 250 health sciences titles published and/or publishing in 2009 and 2010 will be launched in October.  These new eBook collections cover clinical content in clinical medicine, veterinary medicine, and health professions, furthering Elsevier’s commitment to making health sciences content available electronically through ScienceDirect, its online scientific research platform. These new eBook collections follow the May release of titles published from 2000 to 2008, bringing the total Health Sciences eBooks on ScienceDirect to greater than 870 titles.

Elsevier’s Health Sciences books are published under the imprints W.B. Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, and Hanley & Belfus, publishers with a rich medical and health science publishing heritage dating back to 1688.  The inclusion of these books on ScienceDirect allows even more researchers across the world to access these valuable content resources.

Until May of this year, Elsevier’s medical and health sciences book titles had only been available through MD Consult for clinical practitioners and medical education, Evolve eBooks for health professions education, and Veterinary Consult for veterinary medicine education.  The thousands of authors represented in the Elsevier medical and health sciences collections on ScienceDirect can now enjoy greater market visibility, increasing the potential for research collaboration and recognition.

“Elsevier is dedicated to strategically expanding its electronic content offerings, making an even wider range of current, high-quality medical books available via ScienceDirect,” commented Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Reference, Health Sciences.  “The launch of our 2009 and 2010 collections provides an important opportunity for researchers across the globe to gain access to our clinical medicine titles.”

Linda Duncan, Vice President and Publisher, Nursing & Health Professions, Health Sciences, added “Elsevier’s expansion of eBooks in key health science areas such as physical therapy, optometry, and veterinary medicine on ScienceDirect allows us to meet the needs of our customers by providing a greater variety of the most current resources available through a platform they know and trust.”

The addition of the Elsevier Health Sciences 2009 and 2010 eBook Collections follows the successful launch of over 600 Health Sciences titles published from 2000 to 2008 and further contributes to the evolution of the ScienceDirect platform into a comprehensive and complete source of global scientific knowledge.

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About ScienceDirectOver 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 – are available in one place.

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 nine million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer online access to recently accepted manuscripts.  The critical mass of trusted journals available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed.  Coverage includes over 2,500 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 over 4,400 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

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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