Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases
has announced the release of EMBASE.com version 3.0, which features
enhanced functionality and expanded linking capabilities. According
to the announcement, EMBASE.com, which is positioned as "the Intelligent
Gateway to Biomedical and Pharmacological Information," allows
customers to search more than 15 million EMBASE and MEDLINE bibliographic
records simultaneously using a sophisticated, intuitive interface.
Linking enables users to move from bibliographic records directly
to the full text of the cited articles from multiple STM publishers.
According to the company, the Quick Search functionality has
been redesigned to offer novice searchers even more flexibility
and ease of use.A wider range of limit options allows easier retrieval
of the most relevant documents. In addition to preferred-term
mapping, explosion, and keyword-focusing techniques, experienced
searchers can use new Advanced Search features, such as pull-down
field indexes and searchable look-ups. A new plain-text downloading
option permits users to capture records in a generic format that's
readable on all computer platforms.
In addition to links to more than 15 publishers, EMBASE.com
further extends its reach to full text by offering DOI linking
to the full text from more than 100 publishers through CrossRef.
Seamless integration with the Infotrieve document delivery service
also allows users to order articles online.
Source: Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases, Amsterdam,
Netherlands, 011-31-20-4853-507; http://www.embase.com.