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1 ProQuest Information and Learning Electronic Resources and Library Management Tools Rebecca Larkin Regional Sales Manager

2 Agenda ProQuest Information and Learning – our brands ABI/Inform and Business Databases ProQuest Interface Enhancements and News – ProQuest®SmartSearch – Dissertations – Author Profiles Serial Solutions – Access and Management Suite – Article Linker – Full MARC Records – Serials Solutions Central Search Other ProQuest News

3 ProQuest Information & Learning - Brands Literature Databases Humanities Databases International Geopolitical Databases Business Databases General Reference Databases Social Science Databases STM Databases Digital Vault Micromedia SoftLine Serials in Microform Newspapers in Microform Microform Collections Historical Newspapers K-12 Schools Market Research databases Curriculum products Topic tree access Photographs Multimedia CoursePack products ReSearch Engine MBS ReSearch Engine Education ReSearch Engine K-12 and Public Library Markets Curriculum related, assignment driven information Social problems and controversies databases Legal issues and ethics databases Canada’s Information People’ Corporate and library markets Financial, bibliographic and directory databases

4 ProQuest Information and Learning Established in 1938 by Eugene Power in Ann Arbor as University Microfilms Name changes – University Microfilms International – UMI – Bell & Howell Information and Learning – ProQuest Information and Learning Formats – print-on-demand, microform, CD-ROM, online

5 ProQuest Information and Learning 8,000 serials in microform, many from their first issues to today 400 research collections in microform, comprising millions of documents, books, articles, images 2+ million doctoral dissertations Abstracting and indexing of 7,000 journals and newspapers Digitisation of almost 4,000 journals and newspapers More than 100 online and CD-ROM products and services

6 ABI/INFORM A leading business resource for over three decades

7 ABI/INFORM Overview ABI/INFORM Complete – Flagship product comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry and Business Dateline to provide access to over 3,000 titles ABI/INFORM Global – Provides in-depth coverage of Management practice and theory Corporate strategy and tactics Business conditions Management techniques Business trends Competitive landscape – Carefully managed source list to offer balanced subject coverage

8 ABI/Inform Overview ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry – Trade publications provide industry specific news and company Information – Covers every NAICS major industry ABI/INFORM Archive – Back-file expansion project currently provides access to over 50 key journals from 1st edition. – Complimentary access for selected image customers. Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition – The only aggregated business resource to offer you access to WSJ. – Complementary to ABI/INFORM subscribers with backfile to 1984 – Considered the only newspaper that maintains the products business focus.

9 Added to ABI/INFORM in 2004 Sloan Management Review - from November 2004 Springer Verlag - 30 Key titles from August 2004  Annals of Regional Science  Central European Journal of Operations Research  Economic Bulletin  Economics of Governance  Environmental Economics & Policy Studies  Intl Journal of Game Theory  Journal of Economics  Journal of Geographical Systems  Mathematical Methods of Operations Research  Papers in Regional Science  Probability Theory & Related Fields  Review of Economic Design  Spanish Economic Review  Statistical Papers  Applied Mathematics & Optimization  Computing  Economic Theory  Empirical Economics  Finance & Stochastics  Intl Journal of Information Security  Journal of Evolutionary Economics  Journal of Population Economics  Mathematical Programming  Portuguese Economic Journal  Psychological Research  Social Choice & Welfare  Statistical Methods & Applications  Theory of Computing Systems Rand Journal of Economics - from August 2004

10 ProQuest News introducing ProQuest ® Smart Search

11 ProQuest® Smart Search is an underlying engine that helps you to refine your search. You need only type in a topic or subject (on the basic or advanced search screen)

12 The Smart Search engine compares your search terms to the available index terms, index term pairs and publications for the databases you are searching and then offers suggestions to help focus your search

13 The suggested topics appear in order of relevance (best suggestions and matches first) and often contain pairs of index terms If you click on one of the topics, another search will be run using the index terms selected

14 Dissertations

15 Scholar Universe Author Profiles

16 Alerts ProQuest now includes an Alerts service. You can: – Set up Search alerts service for the latest information on a particular search query – Set up Publication alerts to be notified when the latest edition of a particular publication is available – Set up alerts to receive notification of when dissertations are published in a particular subject area Dissertations customers can set up alerts for notification of dissertations that match search queries



19 Products

20 E-Journal A.M.S. Core Product -- A complete suite of services that empowers users to realize the full value of their e- serials and aggregated databases. More features than other A-to-Z: User-centric Features E-Journal Portal A-to-Z title lists Title Searching Subject Browsing Journal Linker linking Librarian-centric Features Overlap Analysis Library Data Customization Usage Statistics

21 Article Linker

22 Article Linker – Difficulties The problem a link resolver solves: End user finds an abstract, index or citation that they are interested in and needs to find the full text of the article… Don’t know where to begin their search Multiple databases to search in Difficult to drill-down to specific article Frustrated with “Dead Ends” If not available in local collection, difficult to access Document Delivery, ILL, Union List or neighboring institutions’ catalogs

23 Products

24 Full Marc Records The issues: Libraries purchase or are given free Marc records by different providers Different providers have different types of Marc records Different customers have different OPACs There are huge cost implications for libraries to upload different Marc records into their OPACs and maintain these year on year

25 Central Search Federated Searching From Serials Solutions

26 Stable, Reliable Connection... The reliability of a search result depends upon the ability to connect with the right information source. Uses the most stable, robust connection available Our Architecture supports: Z39.50 databases XML Gateways HTTP connections Proprietary databases Through the use of industry-leading WebFeat TM Translator technology, we will provide the best connections possible.

27 Broadest Possible Coverage... Connect to databases using translator technology developed by both Serials Solutions and WebFeat TM. Delivers industry-leading coverage Including virtually all of your full text databases, aggregated & indexed databases, and your local catalog Examples: ProQuest Gale Ebsco CSA OCLC Etc… WebFeat TM - Central Search software combine to:

28 Serials Solutions

29 Other ProQuest News

30 Other Business Resources Snapshot Industry Market Research Reports 4,500 reports across 35 industries in 29 Countries Market Size, Market Segmentation Market Shares,Market Share Web-links Market Distribution, Market Forecasts Socio-Economic Data from Economist Intelligence Unit NO EMBARGO Indexed by the professional editors of ABI/INFORM Hoovers Company information on 30,000 public and private companies Includes company descriptions, financials, news, key officers, and top competitors. Oxford Analytica Covers world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Analyzes the impact of probable developments on the business climate

31 Medical Additions 2004 Publishing Partner What’s the story? AANA Publishing, Inc. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. Quality AND quantity – 60+ high impact factor medical titles Taylor & Francis Group S. Karger AG 23 titles from important publisher, bringing new Clinical content to ProQuest Hodder Arnold UK content – ProQuest is adding content to meet our customer needs National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 1 x title: Environmental Health Journal – an increasingly important field Oxford University Press Key titles return to ProQuest – more coming soon! Baywood Publishing Co., Inc. Psychology publisher: more titles added to PQPJ Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.High quality publications from a prestigious society press National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Incorporated A key nursing title – important in regions (eg many European regions) where nursing is very ‘medical’. (in other regions it is less so) Australasian Medical Publishing Company Proprietary, Ltd. ProQuest is adding key regional titles to PML New England Journal of Medicine Success of the year! A “big four” title


33 EIU ViewsWire available through ProQuest – ProQuest is the preferred provider in the global academic markets – No embargo – Available as part of an ABI/INFORM Global or ABI/INFORM Complete subscription – Archive stretches back to January 2004 – Selected third party content not included in ProQuest feed – ViewsWires are updated daily and added to ProQuest on a monthly basis

34 Each Viewswire flags 200 key economic, political and market developments around the world and analyses the implications for business. Each Viewswire includes: – Forecasts – Risk assessments – A full range of financial and economic indicators – Comprehensive coverage of tax, investment and trade regulations.


36 Joint venture between two of the world’s leading sources of company and business news + Knight Ridder Media General Hoover’s WorldVest

37 Joint venture between two of the world’s leading sources of company and business news – Dow Jones (US focussed) – Reuters (internationally focussed) Truly global coverage of the latest company, industry and market news gives the most prominent titles from your region Factiva is used by 84 % of Fortune 500 Companies Factiva is a tool that students can use all their working life

38 What is Factiva? Over 9,000 business sources including: – 1,000+ global and local newspapers – 3,000+ magazines, including industry-specific journals and newsletters – 270+ newswires. – 160+ Media Programs. – 10,000+ Web sites in more than 20 languages – 30,000+ Company Reports – Company Background Data on 42,500 listed companies – Up to 25 years of historical market data – Up to one million Celex documents – On average, 3,000+ pictures are added each week


40 Search allows you to interrogate all 9,000 sources in seconds Narrow your search using a range of indexing categories Selected indexing fields appear here

41 Safari Tech & Business Books Online

42 Safari Books Online Safari is the first publisher led venture into the e-book market Safari is subject specific With Safari, you buy slots not books With Safari, some books are available before they become available in the bookstores Safari is the only place you can get new material from Prentice Hall Around 500+ titles to choose from in the new Business Books Service, you pick the books that are most relevant to you Swap each book in your collection every 30 days. Coverage of almost every major business discipline

43 Safari Business Books Online New content from Publishers such as: Financial Times Prentice Hall, Crisp Learning Addison Wesley Alpha Books Course Technology Sams Publishing Que Includes 500+ professional and textbooks covering every business discipline

44 Safari Tech Books Online - covers almost every major business discipline Entrepreneurship Executive Skills Development Management Project Management



47 In Summary ABI/INFORM has added new journals and non- periodical resources to enhance research and study New resources include Snapshots, Oxford Analytica and Safari Business Books Access to key business resources through our partnership with Factiva Free trials of all resources are available!

48 Thank you Rebecca Larkin

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