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October 10, 2005 — 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 ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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GlobalSpec Now Includes Knovel Reference Content

Knovel Corp. ( has announced a partnership with GlobalSpec ( Knovel's collection of interactive reference books is now indexed within The Engineering Web, GlobalSpec's vertical search engine. The partnership lets Knovel extend its content reach to the millions of engineers and technical professionals who visit GlobalSpec each month.

GlobalSpec is a specialized search engine for the engineering community. Engineers and technical buyers regularly use GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, SpecSearch, to search, by specification, more than 85 million parts in 1.2 million product families from more than 15,000 supplier catalogs. GlobalSpec also provides access to The Engineering Web—more than 200 million pages of highly organized, filtered technical content including products, services, standards, patents, materials properties, designs, application notes, and proprietary content unavailable on other search engines. GlobalSpec also indexes content from John Wiley & Sons and IEEE.

Knovel integrates more than 700 references from more than 30 publishers into a virtual library embedded with analysis software. Knovel's intuitive platform helps researchers quickly locate and analyze data and export the results.

Source: Knovel Corp.

EBSCOhost Offers Single Interface

To provide the end user with a single interface for both EBSCOhost database searches and article-level searches within EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS), EBSCO ( has created the EJS E-Journals database. EJS E-Journals is available to any EJS Enhanced customer who currently subscribes to at least one EBSCOhost database. EJS customers who meet these criteria will have EJS E-Journals automatically activated.

Important features of EJS E-Journals include the ability to use the EBSCOhost interface as a single-stop article-level search within all EBSCOhost online databases and for all e-journals ordered through EBSCO that are currently accessible within EJS (this includes more than 6.4 million articles from more than 8,800 journals). End users are able to browse the journals available through EJS as well as to use the standard EBSCOhost features to set up table of contents alerts and search alerts. Seamless access to e-journal content is enabled by EBSCO’s proprietary SmartLinks feature. Further, search results may be downloaded into bibliographic management software such as ProCite, Reference Manager, EndNote, etc.Source: EBSCO Information Services

Ovid Expands Electronic Content

Ovid (, a Wolters Kluwer business, announced that it is working with global publishers to license new humanities, arts, social science, and engineering content. The new content will be made available on Ovid's Gateway and SilverPlatter platforms.

Ovid is adding 18 journals from Intellect, a U.K.-based publisher specializing in film, art, language, television, and other creative arts; 15 geosciences and biology journals from the National Resource Council of Canada (NRC) Press; and 30 journals from GeoScience World (GSW), a nonprofit geosciences consortium. On Ovid, GSW articles will be available outside the U.S. and Canada. Full-text articles can be accessed via a relevant, complementary database, also hosted on Ovid, where all the titles are fully indexed, providing users with seamless access.

New bibliographic databases include RIPM, a bilingual (French/English) database from Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale; PsycCRITIQUES, a collection of book reviews from the American Psychological Association; and EMBiology, a new bioscience database from Elsevier offered exclusively by Ovid. New archive databases include CAB Abstracts Archive (journal abstracts in horticulture, forestry, and nutrition from the early to mid 20th century) and Inspec Archive, which contains science abstracts from the Institute of Electrical Engineers journals dating from 1898 to 1972.

In addition, nearly 40 academic titles will be added to Books@Ovid, Ovid's e-book interface. These include more than 20 dictionaries and engineering textbooks from McGraw-Hill and 15 titles in nutrition and food from Woodhead Publishing.

Source: Ovid Technologies

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