Over 700 Elsevier Science & Technology Books Now Available in Research4Life

January 10, 2011

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Leading Publisher Offers Electronic Books to UN Program Providing
Research Access to the Developing World

Burlington, MA, 10 January 2011 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of
scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today
announced that 780 of its science and technology electronic books will be
added to Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/). Elsevier Science &
Technology Books provides award-winning, leading-edge books and education
resources to information professionals worldwide.

“An educated citizenry is the single most important natural resource for
any nation,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier Science &
Technology Books. “We, our staff and our authors, are proud to make available
our SciVerse ScienceDirect electronic books through Research4Life to so many
scientists and other information professionals working to improve the quality
of life in their countries.”

Research4Life is the collective name given to HINARI, AGORA and OARE, the
three public-private partnerships that offer health, agriculture and
environmental research for free or at very low cost to developing countries.
Key partners include the World Health Organization, FAO, UNEP, Cornell and
Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and
Medical Publishers and technology partner, Microsoft. Over 150 publishers,
among them Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell and Oxford University Press
provide their journal content.

“The Global South will benefit enormously from the significant electronic
book collection Elsevier is now offering for distribution through
Research4Life” said Kimberly Parker, HINARI Program Manager at the WHO, “The
scientific researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in developing
countries are eager to gain access to the evidence distilled in book form.”

A founding partner, Elsevier is the leading contributor to the UN’s
Research4Life programs, providing over a quarter of the peer reviewed
literature. Through these programs Elsevier makes over 1,600 electronic
journals available for free or at very low cost in developing countries. In
December 2009, Elsevier also announced that Sciverse Scopus, a web-integrated
literature research tool with direct links to 18,000 full-text articles from
5,000 publishers, citation information, library resources, patent searches
and reference management software, is freely available through Research4Life.

About Research4Life Research4Life is the collective name for three
public-private partnerships which seek to help achieve the UN’s Millennium
Development Goals by providing the developing world with access to critical
scientific research. Since 2002, the three programmes, Health Access to
Research (HINARI), Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
and Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), have given
researchers at more than 5,000 institutions in 108 developing world countries
free or low cost access to over 7,000 journals provided by the world’s
leading science publishers.

Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP,
Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of
Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers. Together with technology
partner Microsoft, the partnership’s goal is to help attain six of the UN’s
eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the scientific knowledge
gap between industrialized countries and the developing world. For further
information please visit http://www.Research4Life.org or Research4Life
YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-zAgYtUAvE).

Elsevier Science & Technology Books (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/)
provides award-winning, leading-edge data and education resources to
information professionals worldwide. By delivering world-class solutions both
in print and online, Elsevier S&T Books is proud to play an essential role in
some of the most distinguished scientific and technology communities in
existence today. From economics and public health to microbiology and
genetics, we have a wide variety of books and ebooks online for you to choose
from. Elsevier Science and Technology Books’ comprehensive library features
superior quality content from leading authorities within its family of
imprints that include CIM, Newnes, Syngress, William Andrew, CIMA, Pergamon,
Estates Gazette Books, Morgan Kaufmann, Focal Press, ASHRAE,
Butterworth-Heinemann, Academic Press, Anderson Press, Architectural Press,
and Gulf Publishing (http://www.ElsevierDirect.com/).

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
SciVerse ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(http://www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (http://www.reaxys.com/ ), MD Consult
(http://www.mdconsult.com/), 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 cost-effectively.

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).

    Media Contacts:

    Elsevier S&T Books:
    Dan O'Connell +1-781-313-4726 d.oconnell@elsevier.com

    Ylann Schemm,
    Elsevier Corporate Relations Manager

SOURCE Elsevier

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