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ProQuest Dialog™ Expands with New STM Content

STM content migrated to ProQuest Dialog


Dialog, a leader in online information services for professional searchers, announced the next wave of content migrating to its new ProQuest DialogTM service will be an expansive collection of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content. Later this month, more than 40 new STM databases will join the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical content collection that inaugurated the service in August. The ProQuest DialogTM service's goal is to unify the legacy Dialog® and DataStar® platforms, while simplifying access and searching of their breadth of content.

"The response to ProQuest Dialog has been overwhelmingly positive and we're thrilled to keep the momentum going with this new content release," said Julie Janusz, ProQuest Vice-President of Technology and Dialog interim General Manager. "This is another milestone in our continuing journey to reinvent the Dialog brand, delivering precision search and quality content to the next generation of searchers."

With the December release, its content will stretch across nine industry verticals, such as Chemistry, Engineering and Energy & Environment. The newly added databases include such key resources such as Ei Compendex®, FDAnews, Georef, NTIS among many others.

Dialog is previewing the new content at Online Information in London and expects the new content to be available on ProQuest Dialog as early as mid-December. Another STM content addition is planned for the end of January, building an exceptionally robust offering for this market and expanding the usefulness of ProQuest Dialog. Additional releases will follow throughout 2011 to round out the entire collection of intellectual property and business intelligence content now available on Dialog, as well as continuously enhancing functionality.

ProQuest Dialog was developed over nearly 18 months of research and testing with users - from professional searchers to corporate end-users. Detailed personas, in addition to live testing, enabled developers to consistently iterate to the ideal, user-centered interface and tool set. The result is an intuitive search interface for end users, combined with a new approach to precision search based on relevancy, transparency, control and completeness - traits sought by professional searchers.

ProQuest Dialog is built on the same technology infrastructure as the new ProQuest platform and has been developed in tandem. As millions of records were loaded, the companies normalized indexing to improve ease of use for cross-database searching that will enable ProQuest content to be used more easily by traditional Dialog users. For more information about ProQuest Dialog visit


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