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ExPub and Merck Publishing Agreement Brings Valuable Resource to Chemical Professionals


By kmcevoy - Posted on 03 March 2011

~Renowned Chemical Information Resource, The Merck Index®, to be Accessible Via the ExPub Platform~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 3, 2011 — A recent agreement between Expert Publishing (ExPub), a division of EBSCO Publishing, and Merck has expanded ExPub's chemical information resources to include The Merck Index®, providing chemical professionals with precise, comprehensive and easily accessible information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals via the ExPub online platform.

The addition of The Merck Index expands ExPub’s extensive collection of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information and is an important highlight for the company at the Society of Toxicology Expo in Washington, DC, March 6-10, 2011.

Maryadele O'Neil, editor of The Merck Index says, “ExPub has established itself as a leader in the chemical information industry. We are pleased to be aligned with this premier provider of chemical information used by the EH&S community and to provide The Merck Index, the 'gold standard' resource for chemical professionals, on ExPub's online platform.”

The Merck Index, Chemistry's Constant Companion®, an important resource for environmental professionals, toxicologists, product stewards and industrial hygienists, is designed to provide critical information for their chemical research needs in one place. The resource includes more than 10,000 monographs and 450 Organic Name Reactions as well as 27 supplemental tables that provide quick access to pertinent information such as acronyms, vaccines and fundamental constants.

The Merck Index database coverage spans over a wide-range of disciplines within chemistry to deliver a vast array of data including:
• Chemical, common and generic names
• Trademarks and associated companies
• CAS Registry Numbers
• Chemical Structures
• Molecular formulae, weights and percentage composition
• Capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance
• Scientific and patent literature references
• Physical and toxicity data
• Therapeutic and commercial uses
• Caution and hazard information

With expanded focus on “green chemistry” and compounds of environmental significance, The Merck Index, will also appeal to those seeking information to understand the impact of chemicals on the environment. The Merck Index is published as a service to the scientific community by Merck, Whitehouse Station, N.J., USA, a global healthcare leader, also known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada.

ExPub products are designed to help companies and agencies save time and money by providing a single platform for users to find the information they need on demand. Like other collections offered by ExPub, The Merck Index is continually updated to ensure the most up-to-date and accurate information—a crucial factor for researchers looking for the latest chemical regulatory information on carcinogens and controlled substances.

EBSCO offers a growing collection to support the EH&S community including Environment Complete™, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center™ and Academic Search™ R&D.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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