Ovid Expands Electronic Content Offerings

Oct 11, 2005

Ovid, a Wolters Kluwer business and global provider of electronic, medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, has announced that it is working with global publishers to license new humanities, arts, social science, and engineering content. The new content will be made available on Ovid's Gateway and SilverPlatter platforms that support the research activities of faculty and students at academic institutions all over the world.

Ovid is adding 18 journals from Intellect, a UK-based publisher specializing in film, art, language, television, and other creative arts; 15 geosciences and biology journals from the National Resource Council of Canada (NRC) Press; and 30 journals from GeoScience World (GSW), a non-profit geosciences consortium. On Ovid, GSW articles will be available outside the US and Canada. Full text articles can be accessed via a relevant, complementary database, also hosted on Ovid, where all the titles are fully indexed. New bibliographic databases include RIPM, a bilingual (French/English) database from Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale, which specializes in nineteenth-century music and musical life; PsycCRITIQUES, a collection of book reviews from the American Psychological Association; and EMBiology, a new bioscience database from Elsevier offered exclusively by Ovid. New archive databases include CAB Abstracts Archive, journal abstracts in horticulture, forestry, and nutrition from the early to mid twentieth century and Inspec Archive, which contains science abstracts from the Institute of Electrical Engineers journals dating from 1898-1972.

In the area of humanities, Ovid offers core bibliographic databases, including ATLA, a religion and theology database from the American Theological Library Association; Bibliography of the History of Art, which focuses on fine, decorative, applied, and visual arts from the J. Paul Getty Trust; and Philosopher's Information Center's The Philosopher's Index, covering logic, ethics, and other philosophy specialty areas. These resources are now available on both Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter. In addition, nearly 40 academic titles will be added to Books@Ovid, Ovid's e-book interface. These include more than 20 dictionaries and engineering textbooks from McGraw-Hill and 15 titles in nutrition and food from Woodhead Publishing.