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Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases Introduces

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Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases Introduces

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Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases (ESBD) has announced the forthcoming release of BIOTECHNOBASE .com, the second of its bibliographic databases available via an intelligent Web gateway implementation.

Because biotechnology is by its very nature multidisciplinary, articles are scattered throughout thousands of publications across dozens of disciplines, according to the announcement. BIOTECHNOBASE .com collects these citations and abstracts into a single bibliographic database and brings all of this information directly to the searcher's desktop.

"We recognize that speed of development in biotechnology is crucial for achieving and maintaining a competitive advantage," said Rob van der Meer,'s product manager. " is specifically designed to provide end-user searchers with fast, easy access to the new, relevant biotechnology literature they need to compete successfully in the biotechnology arena. This gateway will offer extensive linking to fulltext and other information sources as well as innovative functionality. The intelligent search engine will enable even novice users to carry out highly sophisticated, yet intuitive searches. The automatic e-mail alerting service for preferred search profiles will give end-users powerful tools to create their own personal virtual journal." provides direct access to the core of international scientific literature in biotechnology and the life sciences. Its features include the following:

* Weekly updates of about 2,000 new records

* A sophisticated, yet easy-to-use interface

* Efficient record access via indexed terms and keywords, authors, and journals

* Complete coverage of 280 core journals, plus selective coverage from more than 4,000 journals in relevant fields

* Approximately 1. …

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