Elsevier major reference works now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

ALDIE, Va., April 3, 2013 — Paratext announces that thousands of links to nearly 250 Major Reference Works from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect will be integrated into Paratext’s
Reference Universe service.
Elsevier’s Major Reference Works provide foundational content that gives cross-disciplinary perspective to researchers, librarians, teachers and students worldwide. They serve a broad spectrum of scientific, technical and medical disciplines, and routinely win awards for their authoritative and detailed coverage.
Paratext’s Reference Universe is the only research database that provides both collection-level scope and index-level analysis of Major Reference Works.

Reference Universe searches are matched to each library’s holdings, unlocking the authoritative material which librarians consistently identify as the key starting point for better quality research.

“Elsevier’s Major Reference Works provide reliable and rigorous foundational content to undergraduate, advanced, and post-doctoral level researchers,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of the Science Technology Books division of Elsevier. “Paratext’s Reference Universe provides a unique contribution within the research process by making this valuable content more discoverable in a broader context.”
Eric M. Calaluca, Chairman and CEO of Paratext, said that, “the addition of these major reference works from Elsevier constitutes a dramatic enrichment of Reference Universe. Authority and reliability of introductory data is the key to good research. Now, with this new augmentation of Elsevier’s award-winning titles, the full range of scientific, medical and technical literature is completed. We are excited about this important enhancement in cooperation with Elsevier.”
About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
About Paratext
Paratext, based in Aldie, Va., is an independent information company serving the global
library market. Paratext produces Reference Universe, 19th Century Masterfile,
Public Documents Masterfile
, and other bibliographic database products.

These are designed to help library users and librarians themselves discover more, as well as maximize the use of existing library holdings. For more information visit paratext.com

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