Dialog Expands E-Journal Linking Capability

Jul 18, 2003

Dialog, a Thomson business and a provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has expanded the number of e-journals that can be linked to from Dialog-retrieved abstracts and citations. The company said that an additional 77 publishers of science, technical, and medical (STM) information have recently begun working with Dialog to offer new e-Journal Links.

Dialog now offers online linking from abstracts and citations to the full text of the referenced articles in journals published by more than 115 publishers or information aggregators contracted with publishers. The total number of e-journals available for linking through the Dialog services is now more than 11,000, most of which are peer-reviewed STM publications serving specialized audiences. EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service, John Wiley & Sons, Science Direct, SwetsNet and Information Quest are among the publishers and aggregators whose publications are available for linking.

When a Dialog subscriber views a citation or abstract of an article for which linking is available, the Dialog system recognizes that the user's organization has a subscription to the displayed e-journal or an agreement with an aggregator representing the publisher. If one of those relationships exists, the user is then presented with a link in the search output. By clicking on the link, the user is taken directly to the publisher or aggregator's online site where the full text of that specific article is displayed. Information professionals, on behalf of their organizations, have control over subscription setup and management through an administrative tool called Dialog Subscription Manager. There is no additional charge for the linking feature.

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