ProQuest Partners with Scopus; Finalizes Company Name

Jun 05, 2007


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ProQuest and Scopus have announced a reciprocal searching and linking partnership that will expand the research capabilities of mutual customers of CSA Illumina and Scopus. This integration is designed to enable users of CSA Illumina to find 4,500 Scopus titles in natural sciences, business, and economics directly integrated in their search results. In turn, Scopus users will be able to view records from selected ProQuest databases in social sciences from the CSA Illumina platform. CSA Illumina, from ProQuest, is a digital platform for bibliographic and full-text searching of more than 100 databases covering social sciences. Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources with tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, covering over 15,000 titles from more than 4,000 international publishers.

Mutual users will be able to cross-search the coverage of both products in either single interface. Additional search results will be integrated in the results set with a direct link to the original record on the native product and to full text if available. Key bibliographic records from Scopus in natural sciences, business, and economics will be made available on the CSA Illumina platform. In turn, titles in social sciences on the CSA Illumina platform, such as CSA Sociological Abstracts and Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts, will be made available on Scopus. This reciprocal linking capability is available at no additional charge to customers who have both licensed the selected content from both CSA Illumina and Scopus. Mutual customers will receive a notification when the linking agreement is activated at their institution.

ProQuest CSA, a new company formed from the February 2007 merger of ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA, has also announced that it will operate under the name ProQuest. CSA, also a valued brand, will continue to be used in product names, such as CSA Illumina, CSA Illustrata, and others. The name is accompanied by a new logo that incorporates a pathway and horizon. The new company slogan--“Start Here”--invites searchers of all types to explore the company’s information resources since ProQuest guides them to discovery.

(www.cambridgeinformationgroup.com; www.proquest.com; www.csa.com)