Elsevier Partners With HELINET to Strengthen Consortium’s Leadership in Health Sciences Education

August 20, 2010

SINGAPORE and NEW DELHI, August 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –
Elsevier Health Sciences and Helinet, India’s premier medical library
consortium for e-resources, have announced an agreement that will provide all
medical students at Helinet’s medical colleges with access to leading
international and local medical content through Elsevier’s electronic
platforms: ScienceDirect(R) and MD Consult(R).

The special agreement provides all undergraduates, graduates, researchers
and faculty within the Consortium with access to more than 260 journals and
50 leading reference books including authoritative titles from the scientific
and medical literature such as The Lancet and Cell.

Dr. S.Ramanadshetty, the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Ghandhi University of
Health Sciences, Karnataka, said, “ScienceDirect(R) and MD Consult(R) are
useful and important research tools for us. Our faculty members and
researchers are very comfortable with these resources and I am happy that we
can continue to enable access to all our Medical, Dental, Pharmacy,
Physiotherapy and Nursing Colleges with this new agreement.”

The Vice-Chancellor added, “As part of our strategy to extend our
portfolio of electronic materials, we also recognised the great value that
Elsevier brings to the needs and aims of Helinet and its member institutions.”

“We are honoured to collaborate with the libraries of the Helinet
Consortium to provide their communities with world-class science, medical &
technology content,” remarked Rohit Kumar, Managing Director of South Asia,
Elsevier Health Sciences. “We see this as a very important step in our
mission to broaden our reach to the local research & medical communities,
equip them with the most updated knowledge and tools in these fields and
ultimately raise the level of healthcare in India.”

About Helinet

HELINET (Health Science Library and Information Network) was conceived by
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, RGUHS, and was successfully
implemented, becoming the first of its kind in the country. HELINET was also
conceived as the consortium of all the teaching and research institutions
affiliated to RGUHS, and pursues the need for networking and resource
sharing. The Consortium began with a vision to improve the quality of
education and research in Health Sciences institutions of the country through
enhanced access to high-quality medical information. HELINET’s goal is to
deliver information to the user’s desktop, with round-the-clock access.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com) and Cell
(http://www.cell.com ), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (http://www.scopus.com),
Reaxys (http://www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com) and
Nursing Consult (http://www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the
productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
(http://www.scival.com) and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review (http://www.medai.com),
which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
http://www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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    Director, E-sales & Marketing, APAC Health Sciences
    Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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