ProQuest Supports Burgeoning Indian Research Market

New resource aggregates highly sought Indian journals to simplify work for librarians and open new information avenues for researchers

Oct 01, 2013, 10:32 ET from ProQuest

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest is serving the dramatic growth in academic research in India with its first solution designed specifically for this market. ProQuest® Indian Journals enables researchers from around the world to cross-search and access premier academic journals published entirely in India along with other ProQuest content all in one step.

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"This is a big step forward in access to the increasing amount of important research being conducted and published in India," said Jeff Wilensky, ProQuest Vice-President, Information Solutions. "This resource makes it much more efficient to search that data precisely, either by itself or in the context of global research. Plus, working with content is supported by the tools embedded in ProQuest's state-of-the-art, scholarly research environment, making it easy to manage, share and collaborate."

ProQuest Indian Journals provides a content foundation for the most studied subject areas in higher education, including business, medicine, science, technology, social sciences, and humanities. ProQuest's hallmark rigorous selection process ensures that only quality titles with a proven record of scholarly acceptance are included and the company's specialized vocabulary and indexing enable precision search results as well as broad discovery. 

Because ProQuest Indian Journals resides on the company's acclaimed academic research platform, the content will be cross-searchable with such popular resources as the business database ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses and the historical archive of Times of India. With relevant content from multiple sources and viewpoints retrievable in a single search, researchers are able to work faster and explore their topic from varied perspectives.

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