20 May 2010 News Releases

Dialog and RefWorks Team Up to Boost Research Productivity

Dialog, a leader in online information services for professional searchers, and RefWorks, the renowned web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool, are enabling their shared customers to export Dialog® and DataStar® search results into RefWorks.

MORRISVILLE, NC, and BETHESDA, MD, May 20, 2010 – Dialog, a leader in online information services for professional searchers, and RefWorks, the renowned web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool, are enabling their shared customers to export Dialog® and DataStar® search results into RefWorks. This direct export ability is supported through multiple interface options plus Alerts, boosting researchers’ ability to manage, store and share results, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. RefWorks and Dialog are both members of the ProQuest family of brands.

“We’re leveraging the resources of ProQuest to help in our ongoing commitment to make Dialog content easier to work with and also make it more powerful,” said Suzanne BeDell, Dialog General Manager. “We’re confident that this new relationship with RefWorks will significantly increase the productivity of our users’ research.”

Founded in 2001 by a team of experts in the field of bibliographic database management, RefWorks is renowned for its high quality within the academic, government and corporate research communities. Customers subscribing to both research tools will find search results are quickly and easily exported from Dialog to RefWorks to create personal databases. The databases can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. Users who are creating reports can automatically insert references from their database, generating formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds.

“This is another milestone in RefWorks’ continuing mission to support researchers,” said Colleen Stempien, Executive Director of Operations, RefWorks-COS. “Combining Dialog’s precision search and expansive content along with RefWorks’ authoritative post-search tools provides the kind of one-two punch that accelerates serious research.”

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL® and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® Flow™ collaboration platform, the Pivot™ research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.