|R.R. Bowker, a publisher of bibliographic information, has announced
linking arrangements with Infotrieve and ingenta for ulrichsweb.com, a
global Web-based source for detailed information about periodicals.
The agreement with Infotrieve, a Los Angeles-based company that provides
article research and delivery, offers ulrichsweb.com users one-click access
to the world's largest library of journal content, including a proprietary
database (ArticleFinder) that contains more than 30 million citations and
20 million abstracts for journals in disciplines such as engineering, computer
science, law, and education.
ulrichsweb.com users can now search the tables of contents available
on Infotrieve for more than 20,000 scientific, technical, and medical journals.
From title-level entries in the Ulrich's database, users can view article
citations. There they can order full-text articles by clicking on embedded
ulrichsweb.com users will soon have access to other databases available
through Infotrieve: MEDLINE, a medical database produced by the National
Library of Medicine,and eContent, a pay-per-view service from Infotrieve
that makes available 1.5 million documents for immediate online delivery.
The agreement with ingenta, a provider of academic and professional
research articles online that recently merged with CatchWord, allows ulrichsweb.com
subscribers to view the tables of contents for the more than 1,100 journals
hosted at http://www.catchword.com.
ingenta offers access to more than 25 million articles from 5,400 online
"These two new linking arrangements make ulrichsweb.com an even more
dynamic one-stop resource for librarians and their patrons worldwide, while
also expanding accessibility through our site with two industry leaders
on the Internet," said Michael Cairns, president of R.R. Bowker. "This
is another step in our ongoing business plan to integrate the renowned
ulrichsweb content with other important Web-based information resources
and make it the definitive gateway to journal and full-text information."
ulrichsweb.com is a library reference tool that provides access to detailed
information for over 250,000 serials from 80,000 publishers in more than
200 countries. It includes data on approximately 32,000 electronic full-text
sources, over 24,000 refereed serials, and 58,000 titles that have ceased
Source: R.R. Bowker, New Providence, NJ, 888/269-5372; http://www.bowker.com.