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March 19, 2001 — 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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AltaVista to Use Moreover for News Search Service

Moreover, Inc. (http://www.moreover.com) and AltaVista Co. (http://www.altavista.com) have announced that Moreover will index and deliver online news and commentary to AltaVista. AltaVista will integrate relevant, timely news headlines into the overall search experience of its worldwide index and introduce a highly specific search capability in its new, specialized-search news center at http://search.altavista.com/sites/news/.

The AltaVista news search center will leverage Moreover's dynamic database of time-sensitive news headlines drawn from thousands of online news sources. Moreover's proprietary technology will extract, filter, and integrate rapidly changing content so that visitors will be able to find relevant news within 15 minutes of its first appearance online.

According to Moreover CEO Nick Denton, this agreement demonstrates how complementary technologies can work together to deliver maximum benefit. "AltaVista has built a reputation as the premier search resource on the Internet, and we're glad to work with them as they even further enhance the AltaVista service," he said. "By including fast-breaking news information from Moreover's dynamic index alongside traditional static sources, AltaVista users will now be able to access the widest range of relevant information on any topic."

Sources: Moreover, Inc. and AltaVista Co.

Northern Light Adds The New York Times, Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News

Northern Light, Inc. (http://www.northernlight.com) has announced agreements to bring over 100 additional newspaper titles to its online business library, which now numbers more than 7,100 journals, periodicals, and research reports. This expansion includes the addition of The New York Times, as well as more than 100 newspapers from the Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News service. With these recent additions to its database, Northern Light now offers over 400 major newspapers, including most domestic dailies.

Through NorthernLight.com, individual users can search The New York Times' most recent 365-day archive and can purchase full-text articles for $2.50 per article. In addition, Northern Light's enterprise customers can subscribe to The Times' 365-day archive for a flat-rate fee.

Knight Ridder and Tribune Co. have teamed up to offer Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, a comprehensive business-news package available through Northern Light. This service includes timely business, financial, and related news from more than 100 newspapers throughout the U.S. plus three of London's most important papers, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, and Sunday Business. Individual articles from Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News are available for $2.95 per article and are bundled into Northern Light's Special Collection subscriptions for enterprises.

Source: Northern Light Technology, Inc.

MEDLINE with Full Text Now on ProQuest

Bell & Howell Information and Learning has unveiled its latest medical journal database at the Computers in Libraries conference in Washington, DC. The Web-delivered database features abstracting and indexing for some 4,300 medical journals from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, as well as full text and full-page images for more than 200 key medical journals. Coverage extends from 1966 to the present (full-text coverage dates from 1992).

The new MEDLINE database with full text provides coverage of all medical fields, including biomedical research, clinical sciences, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and more. The new database employs MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing, which allows for productive searching. Researchers will be able to navigate the database easily with drop-down menus, a browsable MeSH thesaurus with topic trees, and a saved-search capability.

With the introduction of the new MEDLINE database, Bell & Howell now offers three resources for medical journals. ProQuest Medical Library provides access to 215 titles in full text or full-page image; ProQuest Health and Medical Complete includes 285 titles. Complete title lists for all three databases can be found on the company's Web site at http://www.infolearning.com.

Source: Bell & Howell Information and Learning



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