ProQuest Information and Learning has announced an agreement to distribute 103 scholarly journals published by Springer-Verlag. Key titles in science, technology, medicine, economics, and business are included in the licensing agreement. Many of the journals are newly available online; others titles formerly available only through a single distributor may now be accessed in ProQuest, as well. ProQuest Information and Learning, a unit of ProQuest Company, creates and publishes databases for libraries and educational institutions worldwide.
Springer-Verlag publishes approximately 500 journals and 2,600 books covering medicine, life sciences, and business for an international audience. Key titles in the agreement include: The Journal of Economics, Economic Theory, Neurogenetics, Psychological Research, and Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology.
The Springer titles will be available in ProQuest's ABI/INFORM family of online business periodical databases, ProQuest Research Library, and ProQuest Science, Technology, and Medical databases. Most of the new titles will be available early in 2004; all 73 of the science, technology, and medicine titles are new to electronic distribution. The other 30 titles, covering economics and business, were previously available only through a single distributor; they will be available through ProQuest, as well, beginning in August 2004. Free trials of ProQuest databases are available.