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2014-09-10 04:20:59

ProQuest provides counterpoint to "official" history with works penned by troops ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. To commemorate it, information powerhouse ProQuest has created a free online gallery of 100-year-old magazines written and illustrated -- mostly unofficially and anonymously - by troops serving on the War's fronts, including trenches around the world. Poems, essays, jokes, cartoons and observations are...

2014-08-19 12:25:19

Researchers can annotate documents, streamline citation and bibliography creation plus write as team, all in one view ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest Flow(TM), a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can...

2014-08-15 12:24:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest LLC, a global information firm central to research, released its second quarter 2014 financial results (through June 30, 2014) on August, 14, 2014. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. (ET), CEO Kurt Sanford and CFO Jonathan Collins will host a conference call for lenders and bond investors to discuss the results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a Call-in details are available on ProQuest's secure...

2014-08-07 12:32:33

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan State University Libraries have selected the Summon(®) discovery service from ProQuest for implementation at the nation's pioneer land-grant university. The service launched at the beginning of this month with a number of activities planned to educate students and faculty about this new tool. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a The Summon service provides a single entry point into nearly all of a...

2014-08-05 12:26:04

New report also shows Print-on-Demand experienced a steep decline after years of stunning growth NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker®, the global leader in bibliographic information. The two percent decrease reverses the sector's growth in 2012 over 2011, but points to a relatively...

2014-07-15 08:25:55

ProQuest integrates Flow research management and collaboration solution with Summon discovery service SEATTLE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing the value of libraries as the hub for university research, ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow((TM)), a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon(®) discovery service. Serving as the digital front door to the library, the Summon service provides discovery of academic...

2014-06-27 16:23:10

Market leaders expand agreement to provide highly regarded resources for libraries, researchers, and family history enthusiasts PROVO, Utah and ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry, the world's largest online family history resource, and ProQuest announced today an expanded agreement to create broader and deeper opportunities to deliver premier genealogy resources to libraries worldwide. Under the new multi-year agreement, ProQuest will be distributor of both...

2014-06-27 08:23:54

Digital access to more than a century of "Stat Abs" and journalist reporting on pivotal decades of Atlanta's history provide rich, new insights for researchers ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest unique primary sources that enable scholars to improve their research outcomes with expanded historical archives of newspaper content and an inventive new statistical archive. Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. digitizes more than 130 years of Statistical...

2014-06-26 12:31:38

RUSA recognizes professional dedication and expertise in genealogical reference and research ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reference and User Services Association, (RUSA), a Division of the American Library Association, announced William (Bill) Forsyth, director of product management for ProQuest, is the recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company award. The award, $1,500 and a citation donated by the Genealogical Publishing Company and sponsored by the...

2014-06-26 12:26:10

Showcasing another step in integration of ebrary and EBL, new Reader reveals close collaboration with users MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest continues to innovate the use of ebooks in research, launching a beta version of its new ebook reader, developed with extensive user input and debuting on the ebrary® platform. The ebrary Reader delivers a modern experience, with a simple interface, intuitive navigation and user-centered design. The Reader...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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