ProQuest Acquires Congressional Information Service, Adds STM Content to Dialog

Dec 02, 2010

ProQuest is expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis. CIS includes an exhaustive online collection of legislative content and statistical works, while UPA includes deep historical sets and information. The acquisition includes digital products and a diverse microfilm vault.

According to the company, the addition of the CIS and UPA product lines will complement content already available in the company's more traditional markets. Included in the acquisition is the Congressional Collection, a resource that gives users access to the full text of governmental output, including congressional publications, bills, laws, and other research materials.

In related news, ProQuest is adding a variety of new content to ProQuest Dialog, its online information services for professional searchers. This wave of content migration includes a collection of scientific, technical and medical content featuring more than 40 new STM databases. These databases will join the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical content collection that was added with the service's launch in August.

With the December release, the service's content will stretch across nine industries, as including chemistry, engineering, and energy. The newly added databases include such resources such as Ei Compendex, FDAnews, Georef, and NTIS.