Elsevier expanded its offering to researchers by adding full text from its SciVerse ScienceDirect database to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as well as the Ex Libris Primo Central Index. A discovery selection for many libraries, EDS indexes an institution's information resources with high quality metadata and allows access to content from a single search box. The Ex Libris Primo Central Index is a cloud-based database that enables users to explore their library's collections along with global and regional resources indexed within Primo Central.
ScienceDirect is part of the SciVerse suite of search and discovery products provided by Elsevier. The full-text scientific database contains 10.5 million journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and 20,000 books and major reference works, with 500,000 new articles and chapters added annually.
In other Elsevier news, the company expanded its SciVal Funding tool to users in Canada, U.K., and European Union, with plans to expand to Australia, Singapore, South Africa, India, New Zealand, and Ireland by the end of 2011. SciVal Funding helps researchers search for available grants by subject area, award type, deadline, or amount, while integrating current funding opportunities with publication information and historical award data. SciVal will now include funding opportunities from the newly added countries, as well as adding 700 funding bodies to more than 3,000 U.S.-based sources already available in the platform.
(www.elsevier.com, www.ebscohost.com/discovery, www.exlibrisgroup.com, www.info.scival.com)