For Immediate Release
Amsterdam, January 23, 2002 - Elsevier Science, the leading international publisher of scientific information, announced a new look and easier to use interface for its science specific search engine, Scirus (www.scirus.com). A new release of the powerful search tool has a redesigned layout that makes it even easier and quicker to find scientific information on the Internet. Further improvements to Scirus include a refreshed and updated index, including access to the source arXiv.org, enhancements to the advanced search functionality, and the Scirus Advisory Board.
The revised version of Scirus was extensively tested prior to release, to ensure it was as user-friendly as possible. The search and results pages now have a cleaner, smarter design and are easier to navigate, so that users can pinpoint scientific information, locate university sites and find reports and articles in a clutter-free and efficient manner.
The index of Scirus has been increased to cover more than 85 million science-related pages, including access to about 180.000 e-prints contained within the arXiv.org archive (formerly xxx.lanl.gov). This electronic archive and distribution server for research papers is fully automated and covers topics like physics, mathematics, non-linear sciences and computer science. The advanced search facility of Scirus has also been enhanced. Users can now ask for results that fall within a specified date range.
As part of the new and improved Scirus, an Advisory Board has been established. The aim of the Advisory Board is to provide professional advice on the development of the search engine, so that it will continue to fulfil the information needs of scientists world-wide. The Scirus Advisory Board consists of a Library Advisory Board, a Scientific Advisory Board and a Technical Advisory Board. More details can be found on the Advisory Board section (www.scirus.com/advisory).
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest in search engine technology, Scirus covers more than 85 million science-related pages and can pinpoint precise scientific information that other search engines cannot reach, including pdf files and peer-reviewed articles. Launched in April 2001 by Elsevier Science (www.elsevier.com) – the world’s largest provider of scientific, technical and medical information, Scirus is part of the ScienceDirect® family of products.
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