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BIOSIS' MethodsFinder Internet Database Is Researchers' Resource for Methods Information

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BIOSIS' MethodsFinder Internet Database Is Researchers' Resource for Methods Information

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BIOSIS has announced that its new Internet database with comprehensive laboratory methods information, MethodsFinder, will be available in the fourth quarter of this year. Under the guidance of the BIOSIS MethodsFinder editorial board, this new database provides a centralized source from which researchers can access the latest multidisciplinary experimental techniques.

"Our research showed life science researchers have a difficult time locating important information about new laboratory methods and would like a single resource that would enable them to find this information quickly and efficiently," said John E. Anderson, president of BIOSIS. "As a provider of references to published scientific research for over 70 years, BIOSIS was uniquely situated to create a product to meet that need."

At its release this fall, MethodsFinder will contain 25,000 references, with both bibliographic citations and full-text protocols. MethodsFinder will cover journals and books, sources that are traditionally covered in BIOSIS products, plus information from novel, hard-to-find sources for methodological information, such as technical literature of biological suppliers of laboratory tools, methods presented at scientific meetings, and protocols posted on the Web sites of research institutions. …

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