Scirus receives award for ‘Best Directory or Search Engine Website’

Scirus receives award for ‘Best Directory or Search Engine Website’

Amsterdam, 15 September 2004 - Scirus, the most comprehensive, science-focused search engine on the market, received the 2004 "Best Directory or Search Engine” WebAward today from the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Entries were judged against ever-increasing Internet standards and peers on a worldwide basis, and the assessment included overall design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.

“We are proud to receive such a respected international award recognizing our commitment to providing an unbiased and user-friendly resource for Web searching,” said Ammy Vogtlander, general manager of Scirus. "Our team of experts in search technology and science are continuously expanding the index to ensure it remains as comprehensive as possible. This award is another indicator that we are delivering on our promise to offer the best tool for finding reliable scientific and academic information on the Web.”

Since 1997, the WebAwards competition has been conducted annually by the WMA, a Boston-based, global organization founded with the purpose of evaluating and recognizing the standard of excellence on the World Wide Web. Over 1500 entries from around the world were judged in this year's competition.

Previous winners of these prestigious, international awards include IBM US, Levi's, The New York Times, Kodak, Sony, Nike, Sprint and FedEx.

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About Scirus

Launched in April 2001, Scirus is the most comprehensive science, technical and medical-specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest in search engine technology, it covers more than 167 million pages and can pinpoint STM information that other search engines cannot reach, including PDF files and peer reviewed articles. Scirus has won several international awards including the Search Engine Watch awards for Best Specialty Search Engine and a nomination for Best Science Web Site for the prestigious Webby Awards.

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.