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June 16, 2003 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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xreferplus Gets MP3 Files

xrefer, an online reference service provider that offers full-text, aggregated and integrated content to corporate, academic, and public libraries, announced that it is adding over 76,000 audio MP3 files to its online reference subscription service, xreferplus. The spoken-word files are being added to aid researchers in the pronunciation of medical, scientific, and technical terminology, as well English-language words in general.

MP3 files are currently available at xreferplus for Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary and will be available for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language and the Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology by the end of June. Additional sound files will be added as they are made available from xrefer's partnering publishers.

xreferplus is the company's subscription-based online reference library, which features content from over 150 reference books and 27 publishers. Using proprietary cross-referencing technology, its 1.25 million entries, 5 million cross-reference links, 20,000 images, and 76,000 audio files cut across topics, titles, and publishers, providing users with contextual and multi-sourced answers to their research needs.

Source: xrefer

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