Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has expanded its Dialog eLinks service to facilitate access from its Dialog and Dialog DataStar services to a subscribing organization's collection of electronic journals and other research documents. Previous linking tools available through Dialog and Dialog DataStar (which had been referred to as "e-Journal Linking" on Dialog services and "Starlinks" on Dialog DataStar) have now been combined into a single offering, with additional functionality.
The company also said that it has added 32 databases to the roster of those enabled with Dialog eLinks, increasing the total number of Dialog databases with e-linking to 60. The additional Dialog databases now with linking capabilities cover a range of research areas, including agriculture, bio-medical, chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, and others.
Dialog eLinks, designed for both information professionals using advanced searching techniques as well as individuals using guided-search features, help organizations subscribing to the Dialog and Dialog DataStar services to more efficiently use and access their electronic subscriptions. The service enables users to link from abstracts and citations retrieved from Dialog and Dialog DataStar databases to the fulltext of the referenced articles and conference proceedings published in scholarly and professional journals, mostly peer-reviewed scientific, technical, and medical publications. The electronic links connect from the Dialog services to libraries maintained by companies and other organizations for their in-house research, as well as to Web sites maintained by journal publishers or aggregators representing them. Dialog eLinks are provided to Dialog and Dialog DataStar users without charge.
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