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October 21, 2002 — 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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McGraw-Hill/Dushkin to Offer Moreoverís CI-Watch

McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, a unit of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, announced that it is using Moreover Technologies' Connected Intelligence (CI) to help provide college educators with supplemental textbook information and up-to-the-minute customized news and articles. According to the announcement, this technology will improve the content of college courses and the level of education. By delivering this information in real time via the Web, professors are able to quickly identify and implement material that's relevant to their courses.

McGraw-Hill/Dushkin is offering its college subscribers access to Moreover's CI-Watch, which delivers information in more than 140 categories, matching course topics from more than 4,000 national and international sources. These headlines automatically update every 15 minutes and link to full-text articles on the original publisher's site. This enables professors to track the latest news in many fields.

Source: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

FluentMedia Adds EIU Reports

FluentMedia, a unit of Tribune Media Services and the content-licensing agency of Tribune Co., has enhanced its global business coverage through the addition of daily economic, political, and market-development reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ViewsWire. FluentMedia customers will now have access to the full text of EIU ViewsWire as part of the customized, filtered FluentMedia topics that are integrated into their intranet and extranet sites. FluentMedia and EIU are also making plans to expand their offerings for the international business community.

Each day, ViewsWire highlights up to 200 important international news developments and provides concise analytical briefings on their meaning. In addition to political and economic news, ViewsWire supplies in-depth coverage of 16 global industry groups. More than 100 countries are monitored by EIU's global network of 500 analysts.

FluentMedia is an electronic information service for the corporate market. It uses filtering technology to provide customized packages of news, commentary, and analysis to corporate clients for use on their intranets, extranets, and public marketing sites. Content is drawn from major newspapers, wire services, trade publications, and other sources. Media sources include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, CNET News, the National Journal Group, Crain Communications, Gale Group, and others.

Source: FluentMedia

Elsevier Enhances

Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases (ESBD) has announced the release of version 3.0, which features enhanced functionality and expanded linking capabilities. According to the announcement,, which is positioned as "the Intelligent Gateway to Biomedical and Pharmacological Information," allows customers to search more than 15 million EMBASE and MEDLINE bibliographic records simultaneously using a sophisticated, intuitive interface. Linking enables users to move from bibliographic records directly to the full text of the cited articles from multiple STM publishers.

The Quick Search functionality has been redesigned to offer novice searchers even more flexibility and ease of use. A wider range of limit options allows easier retrieval of the most relevant documents. In addition to preferred-term mapping, explosion, and keyword focusing techniques, experienced searchers can use new Advanced Search features, such as pull-down field indexes and searchable look-ups. A new plain-text downloading option permits users to capture records in a generic format that's readable on all computer platforms.

In addition to links to more than 15 publishers, further extends its reach to full text by offering DOI linking to the full text from more than 100 publishers through CrossRef. Additionally, seamless integration with the Infotrieve document delivery service allows users to order articles online.

Source: Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases

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