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November 30, 2009 — 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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ProQuest Adds Deep Indexing for SciTech Databases

ProQuest ( has incorporated its patent-pending Deep Indexing technology, pioneered with the company's Illustrata offerings, into selected natural science, technology, and engineering subject-oriented databases. Deep Indexing will surface data from more than 7 million tables and figures found in more than 5,500 academic journal articles. This innovation in indexing moves beyond traditional article-level indexing to help researchers quickly pinpoint the data most relevant to them.

Deep Indexing technology categorizes data represented in tables, maps, charts, graphs, photographs, and other figures, allowing researchers to surface data not previously included in traditional article-level index records. Now, ProQuest has combined Deep Indexing with the traditional article-level indexing to offer users a more-robust and relevant results set. Journal articles with Deep Indexing are further enhanced with thumbnail images or full images where available, giving a quick preview of the image(s). An illustration is available at

Deep Indexing provides greater discoverability in the following resources:

  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
  • Biological Sciences Database
  • Engineering Research Database
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database
  • GeoRef
  • High Technology Research Database with Aerospace
  • Materials Research Database with METADEX
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  • Polymer Library
  • Technology Research Database

ProQuest is also offering complimentary training webinars about this new enhancement. For information on training sessions visit For more information on Deep Indexing, visit

Source: ProQuest

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