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After Acquisition of BNI, ProQuest Expands This Key Resource's Access and Research Value

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just 15 months after acquiring the renowned British Nursing Index (BNI), ProQuest has released a full-text version of the product, streamlining the research process via this cornerstone nursing database known for its precision and reliability. BNI Full-Text is available for the first time in the new ProQuest research environment, enabling it to be cross-searched with such resources as ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health and supported with advanced content management tools.

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"When ProQuest acquired BNI in 2011, we committed to retaining its core identity and customer base, while expanding its appeal," said Mary Sauer-Games, ProQuest Vice-President, Publishing. "This new full-text version does exactly that. We've maintained BNI's editorial integrity, made the content easier to use in context with other resources and also eliminated the extra step of having to go elsewhere to find full text."

BNI is of critical importance to the practice, education, and research for nurses, midwives, and health providers. It focuses on titles published in the U.K., Australia and Canada, plus a selection of important international nursing titles. Its editorial process is driven by librarians who have experience in providing information services to nurses and midwives. The database is updated monthly, making it one of the most current bibliographic resources of its kind. Its full text version encompasses more than 600,000 records and more than 190,000 indexed records, plus links to other sources.

In another move that further expands resources for health professionals, ProQuest and the American Psychological Association will provide access for libraries and their users to PsycTESTS. The addition of APA's PsycTESTS database provides descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of over 6000 tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching.

ProQuest's health and medical collections have been the target of significant growth and activity by the company. With an aim to accelerate productivity and efficiency of researchers and the libraries that support them, ProQuest has dramatically expanded content through the renewal of its relationship with The Lancet earlier this year and the addition of 36 Elsevier medical titles as well as eight titles from Karger.

ProQuest medical and health collections are accessible through an all-new research environment that supports users at every point of their information journey, from discovery to collaboration to output. It's an integral piece of ProQuest's technology framework that allows fast adaptation to changing market and user demands. In the past four years, ProQuest has invented new platforms for discovery, content management, research collaboration and resource management, creating the industry's most comprehensive and flexible research structure.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information.  Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms.  Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® and Pivot™ services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service.  The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.