"Dialog Delivers More Data and Features"
The February 2011 release of the new platform considerably expands its capabilities. Searches can now be conducted in 69 databases, containing 200 million documents, across nine subject areas: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Chemistry, Energy & Environment, Engineering & Technology, Food & Agriculture, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical, and Telecommunications & Computing. I find the subject areas reminiscent of Dialog’s OneSearch categories. Free trials of the new platform may not allow access to all 69 files, but the full list of databases is at the ProQuest Dialog site. Although ProQuest Dialog’s focus is on migrating the scientific, technical, and medical databases to the new platform before the business and social sciences, the February release includes British Education Index, ERIC, PROMT, PsycINFO, and Social SciSearch.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.