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Volume 18, Issue 6 — June 2001
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LexisNexis Integrates New Content, Teams with Telebase

LexisNexis has announced that it has added The New York Observer,, and Access to Presidential Studies to its service. The company also announced that it will enter into an alliance with Telebase, a division of, Inc.

The New York Observer
The New York Observer, first published in 1987, is a weekly tipster sheet with inside stories about New York politics, business, real estate, media, entertainment, movies, theater, television, fashion, and culture. Coverage on LexisNexis extends back to January 11, 1999.

"LexisNexis’ coverage of the New York business, political, and leisure scene is second to none with publications like The New York Observer, The New York Times, New York Post, Newsday, and The New Yorker," said Bill Pardue, CEO and president of corporate and federal markets for LexisNexis. "The national and global perspectives from these publications are also critical for anyone doing business on a national and global basis."—a San Francisco-based online magazine featuring interviews with literary, film, and political figures; an overview of culture in today’s world; and news commentary—is now available through LexisNexis’ news files service. won the 2000 Online Journalism Awards’ top prize for General Excellence in Online Journalism: Original to the Web. In addition, the site won in the category of Enterprise Journalism: Original to the Web.

Access to Presidential Studies
Access to Presidential Studies is an online resource for high school and college students and researchers that will provide historical information about all 43 U.S. presidents.

Users will be able to search and retrieve the complete text of inaugural and State of the Union addresses as well as scholarly articles dating back to George Washington’s presidency. Access to Presidential Studies will also include autobiographies, office diaries, executive orders from 1862 through 1904, photographs, and images.

The Web-based reference will also house information from the Office of the President, as well as other sources such as the media. Additional documents will be added during scheduled quarterly updates. Users can log on at

Access to Presidential Studies comprises materials edited and compiled by Lewis L. Gould, the Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professor Emeritus of American history at the University of Texas­Austin. He has written and edited works on a broad range of topics in American history and presidential studies.

For more details, including information about pricing, visit or call 800/638-8380.

Telebase Alliance
LexisNexis’ alliance with Telebase extends the availability of the Directory of Corporate Affiliations (DCA) linkage database. Under the terms of the agreement, Telebase will enable widespread access to the Directory of Corporate Affiliations from any Web site interested in making the information available to its users. In addition to providing the necessary technology infrastructure to Web-enable the database, Telebase also allows DCA to be accessed on a pay-per-use basis. A direct-to-end-user application can be found at

Telebase is the developer of the iSolutions program that allows Web sites to make premium pay-per-use information available to their customers. DCA is published by National Register Publishing, which is a unit of the LexisNexis Group.

DCA is a comprehensive resource that offers insight into more than 137,000 parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions worldwide. This allows users to determine "who owns whom" and to establish a hierarchy of corporate ownership all the way down to the eighth level of corporate linkage. The database has coverage of public and private companies worldwide and was formerly available only on a subscription basis.

Source: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH, 937/865-7942;

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