Elsevier to Launch Over 600 Health Science E-Book Titles on ScienceDirect

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ST. LOUIS, January 23

- Increases Accessibility to Market-Leading Health Science Content

Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services, announced today that over 600Medical, Veterinary Medicine, and Health Professions book titles will belaunched in Health Science eBook Collections in April 2009 on ScienceDirect,its online scientific research platform.

Elsevier's health science books are published under the imprints W.B.Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, and Hanley & Belfus, publishers witha rich medical and health science publishing heritage dating back to 1688.The inclusion of these books on ScienceDirect will allow more researchersacross the world to access these valuable content resources.

To date, Elsevier's medical and health science book titles have only beenavailable through MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com) for clinicalpractitioners and medical education, Evolve eBooks (http://evolve.elsevier.com/ebooks) for health professions education, andVeterinary Consult (http://evolve.elsevier.com/vetconsult) for veterinarymedicine education. The thousands of authors represented in the Elseviermedical and health science collections on ScienceDirect will now enjoygreater market visibility, increasing the potential for researchcollaboration and recognition.

"As part of Elsevier's strategic expansion of its electronic contentofferings, we are pleased to offer a wide range of high-quality medical booksvia ScienceDirect, further expanding the value and breadth of contentavailable on ScienceDirect," commented Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President,Global Medicine, Health Sciences. "This represents an important opportunityfor our medical books to achieve greater utility and visibility in the globalmedical and scientific community, as well as reach new markets."

Linda Duncan, Vice President and Publisher, Nursing & Health Professions,Health Sciences, added "Elsevier's inclusion of books from health scienceareas such as physical therapy, optometry, and veterinary medicine onScienceDirect exposes customers around the globe to content they might notreadily have been able to access previously."

The addition of the Elsevier Health Science Collections follows thesuccessful launch of Elsevier's Science & Technology book titles late in 2007and contributes to the evolution of the ScienceDirect platform into acomprehensive and complete source of global scientific knowledge.

About ScienceDirect

Over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical(STM) peer-reviewed articles - managed by renowned editors, written byrespected authors and read by researchers from around the globe - areavailable in one place.

Elsevier's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritativetitles from the core scientific literature including high impact factortitles such as THE LANCET, Cell, and Tetrahedron. Over nine million articlesare available online, including Articles in Press which offer online accessto recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of trusted journalsavailable on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,500journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals fromapproximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program ofonline major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 4,400 eBooks inall fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referencedin journal articles.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. Working in partnership with theglobal science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books peryear, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, suchas ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/),bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is a global business headquartered inAmsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part ofReed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leadingpublisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provideshigh-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasingemphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's tickersymbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK andENL (New York Stock Exchange).Contact: Karen Howard +1-314-453-4100 k.howard@elsevier.com

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