Singapore/New Delhi, 20 August, 2010 Elsevier Health Sciences and Helinet, India's premier medical library consortium for e-resources, have announced an agreement that will provide all medical students at Helinet's medical colleges with access to leading international and local medical content through Elsevier's electronic platforms: ScienceDirect and MD Consult.
The special agreement provides all undergraduates, graduates, researchers and faculty within the Consortium with access to more than 260 journals and 50 leading reference books including authoritative titles from the scientific and medical literature such as The Lancet and Cell.
Dr. S.Ramanadshetty, the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Ghandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, said, "ScienceDirect and MD Consult are useful and important research tools for us. Our faculty members and researchers are very comfortable with these resources and I am happy that we can continue to enable access to all our Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Nursing Colleges with this new agreement."
The Vice-Chancellor added, "As part of our strategy to extend our portfolio of electronic materials, we also recognised the great value that Elsevier brings to the needs and aims of Helinet and its member institutions."
"We are honoured to collaborate with the libraries of the Helinet Consortium to provide their communities with world-class science, medical & technology content," remarked Rohit Kumar, Managing Director of South Asia, Elsevier Health Sciences. "We see this as a very important step in our mission to broaden our reach to the local research & medical communities, equip them with the most updated knowledge and tools in these fields and ultimately raise the level of healthcare in India."
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