Elsevier Launches Methods Navigator, Enhancing Access to Research Methods

By Elsevier, PRNE
Monday, April 11, 2011

Online Tool Joins Elsevier's Expanding Stable of Digital Workflow Solutions to Improve Scientific Research

WALTHAM, Massachusetts, April 12, 2011 - Elsevier (www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home), the
leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products
and services, today announced the launch of Methods Navigator (
www.elsevierdirect.com/methodsnavigator/home.html). This online
research tool enables life scientists to search, access and apply the right
method for their research, saving time and producing high-quality results.
Methods Navigator joins Elsevier's stable of workflow solutions including
Hazmat Navigator (www.hazmatnavigator.com/search/quick), and the
award-winning BrainNavigator.

Utilizing sophisticated search and discovery technology, Methods
Navigator offers a full range of digital tools that help researchers easily
find and use the method or protocol they need for their research, without
having to spend time searching in multiple locations. Methods Navigator
brings together in a single integrated resource a range of trusted
information, among which Methods in Enzymology, Methods in Cell Biology,
Methods Navigator Protocol 'Cookbook', five methods journals and eleven of
the leading life sciences journals including Cell and FEBS.

"With Methods Navigator we're continuing to digitize Elsevier's
cutting-edge scientific content," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of
Elsevier Science & Technology Books. "The successful launch of BrainNavigator
and Hazmat Navigator proved that research scientists are eager to use digital
tools to enhance the speed and quality of their research."

"Science is about questions, not fields," says Professor Jon Lorsch,
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and Protocol Cookbook editor.
"Methods Navigator makes it easy for cell biologists to do biochemistry,
biochemists to do molecular biology and neuroscientists to do biophysics.
It's an online scientific boundary remover."

About Methods Navigator
Elsevier's Methods Navigator equips life scientists with a new structure for
discovery - enabling them to search, access and apply the right method for
their work, saving time and producing the desired outcome to support their

With access to an extensive library of over 50,000 articles, Methods
Navigator offers more methods than any other source available today with the
additional feature of over 120 of the most commonly used protocols, hand
selected by Elsevier editors. Offering both free and subscription-based
content, this dynamic new tool will be an excellent resource to any
researcher working in any biomedical lab, regardless of the particular
discipline. Details regarding Methods Navigator's functionality can be found
at www.methodsnavigator.com/info.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher 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 (www.thelancet.com) and Cell
(www.cell.com ), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (www.scopus.com),
Reaxys (www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and
Nursing Consult (www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the
productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
(www.scival.com ) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com),
which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, 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).

    Media contact
    Dan O'Connell
    Elsevier Science & Technology Books


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