Dialog, a developer of online information services for professional searchers, launched ProQuest Dialog, a new search service that simplifies access and searching of content across a variety of authoritative publications and resources. ProQuest Dialog includes an intuitive search interface and was designed specifically with pharmaceutical and biomedical applications in mind.
The first release of ProQuest Dialog features subscription-based access to databases from a broad array of publishers, including Embase, BIOSIS Previews, MEDLINE, SciSearch, and IMS R&D Focus. The platform also includes automatic text translation of search results, left-hand truncation, iterative filtering, and the ability to generate and examine date histograms. The platform was developed over the course of 18 months using the same technology infrastructure as the new ProQuest platform.
The next major release of the platform is scheduled for late 2010 and will add more scientific, technical, and medical content targeted at a wider-range of R&D-driven organizations. Additional releases are also planned to round out the collection with additional intellectual property and business intelligence content.