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 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