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“Grey Literature” from Conferences Crucial to Biomedical Research
ANN ARBOR, MI, March 6, 2018 – Pharmaceutical researchers and other users of the ProQuest Dialog® professional search service can now access more than 2.7 million abstracts and posters from medical and life sciences conferences around the world. ProQuest Dialog has announced a partnership with Northern Light, making its Life Sciences Conference Abstracts database available to ProQuest Dialog customers – cross-searchable with more than 130 other biomedical, engineering, patent and news databases.
It often takes academic journals months – or longer – to review and publish the critical information shared at life sciences conferences. The “grey literature” available in Northern Light – material not formally published or peer-reviewed – helps keep researchers ahead of the curve in a competitive industry. Drawing from more than 3,800 global conferences dating back to 2010, the database is updated daily and content is available within three weeks of being posted on conference websites.
“With 2.3 million authors addressing thousands of diseases and drugs, Northern Light is a key source of early data from studies and clinical trials,” said Michael Rai, General Manager of ProQuest’s corporate market. “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Northern Light, which fills a gap for ProQuest Dialog customers doing groundbreaking pharmaceutical and biomedical research.”
“Researchers realize that the information contained in conference papers and posters can be a window into the next significant innovation,” said C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO. “With this content set, we are focused on helping to accelerate the ‘time to insight’ for pharmaceutical researchers.”
ProQuest Dialog is a market-leading provider of premium content in a user-friendly, flexible interface built for searchers of all skill levels. Its specialized information workflows enable research, development and drug safety professionals to make fast and informed decisions.
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