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December 1, 2008 — 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.

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Free ResourceóGlobal Library of Womenís Medicine

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine has launched online and is freely available in beta at More than 650 world experts have provided a definitive resource on the latest therapeutic options in women’s medicine for doctors as well as for women who are concerned about their health. Medical professionals who register have access to additional resources.

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine is a unique web library incorporating a range of detailed clinical information across the whole field of women’s medicine. It consists of 442 main chapters and 53 supplementary chapters, supported by more than 40,000 references, which will be kept permanently up-to-date. The chapters have been written by more than 650 specialists and will reflect some of the very best worldwide opinion. The website has been developed from the six-volume, encyclopedic textbook Gynecology & Obstetrics, which was first published in 1934 and has been edited for the last 30 years by professor John J. Sciarra.

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine is primarily designed for the medical profession; however, most of the information will also be accessible by anyone who wants to try and understand more about the therapeutic options available to women. In addition, there are features freely available to registered users that are aimed at medical professionals, including surgical videos, specialist color atlases of visual medicine, comprehensive guidance to laboratory tests and the significance of their results, and even an option to provide doctors with selected patient information handouts.

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine will support doctors and other health professionals in their care of women. As an open access resource, it is hoped it may also be of real value to doctors and others in parts of the developing world where gaining access to current clinical information has always been challenging.

All the expert authors and editors of The Global Library of Women’s Medicine have generously made their contributions without any form of financial remuneration—and the British publishers have originated, developed, and implemented the site entirely from their own funds—in order to support this significant global initiative, which, it is hoped, may make some contribution to the ongoing efforts to improve women’s healthcare around the world. The Global Library of Women’s Medicine is published by Sapiens Global Library, Ltd. (an associated company of Sapiens Publishing, Ltd.).

Source: Sapiens Global Library, Ltd.

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