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Science Connect is delivering news on SciVerse, SciVal and Engineering Village, solutions in Elsevier's online portfolio, as well events where these products will be represented.


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Failure to plan is a plan to fail. New! Career Planning Guide for Early Career Researchers

Elsevier's newly revised "Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career" is a crash course of practical advice on how to plan a research career. Written by 30-year research veteran Professor Alan Johnson, this mentoring booklet-used as a resource in many workshops around the world-provides a detailed map of the important milestones that young researchers should reach along the path to a successful research career.

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SciVerse

Upcoming launch of Elsevier Urban & Fischer Journal Archives

From November 2011 you can offer your library community easy electronic access to many of these ground-breaking achievements with the Elsevier Urban & Fischer Journal Archives
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Upcoming redesigned article page

SciVerse ScienceDirect has recently modernised its content repository. This milestone in our modernization enables Elsevier to introduce exciting new improvements in updates throughout 2012, including the upcoming redesigned article page.
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Discontinuation of Cited-by alerts on SciVerse ScienceDirect

SciVerse ScienceDirect offers a variety of alerts including Volume/Issue alerts and Topic alerts. Previously, also Cited-by (or Citation) alerts were offered until the feature was switched off some time ago.
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Researchers & Students: Join the study to evaluate PDF reader integration with SciVerse ScienceDirect

Elsevier is continually innovating and experimenting with ways to make your work easier or more productive.  Our latest study looks at how a PDF Reader integrated with SciVerse ScienceDirect can help your research go more quickly, with fewer interruptions. We are looking for volunteers to try this innovative new functionality and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback.
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Protein Interaction Browser, new application now available on SciVerse ScienceDirect

The Protein Interaction Browser allows readers to view and interactively explore protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks for all proteins in a scientific paper. The browser is currently available for the Elsevier-published journal FEBS Letters.
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SciVal

Working toward a cure: Examining the state of global breast cancer research

This new report examines a global issue - breast cancer - from a scientific and strategic perspective. It highlights the escalation in the article output of countries conducting breast cancer research and the global collaboration occurring within this research landscape
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Data Driven Research Strategy: Insights from US research development professionals

To gain a better understanding of how US institutions develop research strategies and determine to what extent data is used to inform decision-making, Elsevier hosted a roundtable discussion at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals Conference in June 2011.
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Elsevier enhances SciVal Spotlight with collaboration analysis

As a rising number of institutions shift their focus towards collaborative relationships to secure funding in a more competitive research landscape, analyzing current and potential partners has become increasingly important.
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Upcoming events with Elsevier representatives

NCURA  (National Council of University Research Administrators)
November 6-9, 2011 - Washington DC, USA

APLU (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
November 13-15, 2011 - San Francisco CA, USA

CGS (Council of Graduate Schools) Annual Meeting
December 7-10, 2011 - Scottsdale AZ, USA