Elsevier Science Launches Two Medical Specialty CD-ROMs

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Elsevier Science, Secondary Publishing Division, has launched two new medical specialty CD-ROM products: EMBASE CD: Pediatrics and EMBASE CD: Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine.

Produced in cooperation with SilverPlatter Information, Inc., each title contains a rolling 10-year file of citations and abstracts drawn from EMBASE, the Excerpta Medica database, focusing on a specific medical discipline. Records are culled from approximately 3500 international biomedical and pharmaceutical journals. A significant percentage of these records, many containing critical drug information, is unique to EMBASE. Subscribers will receive quarterly updates consisting of approximately 10,000 records.

The user interface and coverage of both databases facilitate precise data retrieval designed to satisfy a wide range of information needs, for example, to explore broad subjects or locate specific articles; monitor developing trends; check on recently reported therapies or drug adverse reactions or interactions; or to confirm statistical information. Similar to other EMBASE CDs, these products feature record access through chemical compound, drug trade or generic name or manufacturer name. In addition more than 75 percent of records contain the full author abstract. …