Elsevier adds Urban and Fischer archives to ScienceDirect

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Elsevier has announced the availability of new Urban and Fischer journal archives on the SciVerse ScienceDirect database.

The three new backfile collections relating to life and health sciences span articles published by the German imprint from 1970 to 2000, linking in with volumes from 2001 onwards that are already available via the platform.

Users delving into the Urban and Fischer archives will find content relating to immunology and microbiology, medicine and biochemistry.

Bas Straub, publishing director at Elsevier, said the volumes "support both research and teaching".

He added: "Through these archives, the discovery of the past will enable researchers and teachers to explore the historical precedents that influence the science of today and tomorrow."

Elsevier's ScienceDirect database currently contains articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and 11,000 books.

It features articles that date back as far as 1823 and is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year. 

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