Elsevier Releases Image Search; New SciVerse ScienceDirect Feature Enables Researchers to Quickly Find Reliable Visual Content

By Elsevier, PRNE
Thursday, November 11, 2010

AMSTERDAM, November 12, 2010 - Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) a leading publisher of scientific,
technical and medical (STM) information, today announced the availability of
Image Search, a new SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com)
feature that enables users to quickly and efficiently find images and figures
relevant to their specific research objectives.

The new feature allows researchers to search across more than 15 million
images contained within SciVerse ScienceDirect. Results include tables,
photos, figures, graphs and videos from trusted peer-reviewed full text
sources. Saving researchers significant time, Image Search ensures increased
efficiency in finding the relevant visuals.

Search results can be refined by image type and contain links to the
location within the original source article, allowing researchers to verify
image in context. Researchers can take advantage of Image Search to learn new
concepts, prepare manuscripts or visually convey ideas in presentations and
lectures. The new feature is available to SciVerse ScienceDirect subscribed
users at no additional cost.

"By allowing researchers to delve immediately into the images on SciVerse
ScienceDirect, the new feature saves researchers valuable time and offers
immediate access to a vast database of trusted visual content," said Rafael
, Vice President of Product Management for Elsevier's SciVerse
ScienceDirect. "Developed in response to user feedback, Image Search
represents another example of the steps Elsevier is taking to speed
scientific search and discovery by improving researcher workflow."

About Sciverse ScienceDirect

SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciverse.com) contains over a quarter
of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM)
peer-reviewed articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected
authors and read by researchers from around the globe. Elsevier's extensive
full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific
literature with more than ten million articles available online. Coverage
includes over 2,500 journal titles published by Elsevier with dynamic linking
to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef.
Additionally, SciVerse ScienceDirect contains an expanding library of online
major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 10,000 eBooks in all
fields of science seamlessly interlinked with primary research referenced in
journal articles.

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
SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (https://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 cost-effectively.

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).

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