ProQuest acquired BNI, a database for nursing and midwifery in the U.K. BNI - shortened from British Nursing Index -- has been compiled through a partnership of the libraries at Bournemouth University, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Nursing and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. ProQuest built a long-term relationship with BNI through its distribution via Dialog, its business unit serving the professional market.
BNI indexes more than 240 English-language titles, including international nursing and midwifery journals and selective content from medical, allied health, and management titles. The database is updated monthly, and ProQuest plans to invest in BNI to make it a full-text resource that expands well beyond the U.K. market. Content will continue to be accessed through the new ProQuest Dialog service and will ultimately be available on the all-new unified ProQuest platform, where it will be cross-searchable with all ProQuest content.