ScienceDirect Maximizes Research Capabilities

Oct 23, 2007


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Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information, announced that it has added more development-partner-tested features on its ScienceDirect platform. Now integrated in ScienceDirect product development, the development partners' involvement is intended to ensure that the new features mirror researchers' needs. Through intelligent document matching, Related Articles automatically displays citation information and the abstract--including a link to the full text--of content relevant to the article being accessed. This is meant to improve the discoverability of information and make it easier for a researcher to find key information. To maximize search outcomes and eliminate unwanted results, a new Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) spell check function has been integrated into ScienceDirect. The spell checker recognizes spelling errors using a built-in dictionary.

(www.sciencedirect.com, www.fastsearch.com)