AMSTERDAM, November 26 /PRNewswire/ --

- Now College Students Will Have Access to Peer-Reviewed Content Going Back to 1995

Elsevier, a leading scientific and healthcare publisher announced today that their license for two- and four-year colleges, ScienceDirect College Edition, will be expanded to include content going back to 1995 at no additional cost to the customer. The expansion, which will take effect January 2008, means colleges will have access to more content of high-quality journals and reference works to enhance teaching and learning.

Before the content expansion colleges had access to 4 years of content. With the expansion, students and faculty will be able to access content from 1995 to present day which means access to almost two million full-text articles across 1,850 journals.

"We decided all customers should have access to the same content years - regardless of when they started, enabling them to access quality information covering more than a decade of science," explains Andrea Schweikert, Director, Global Accounts. "The expansion is all about the relationship we've worked so hard to develop with our customers."

"The decision to expand content back to 1995 enhances access for current colleges, makes the offer even more compelling for new colleges and demonstrates Elsevier's commitment to meeting the needs of this specific market segment," explains Rochelle Gore, Director of Sales, Global Accounts North America.

According to Dorit Lange, Head of Marketing Global Accounts, the response to the news that the content will be expanded has been overwhelmingly positive. "Several library directors have sent us emails applauding the decision to expand the content."

For more information visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/colleges.

About ScienceDirect

Over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe - are available in one place: ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com).

Elsevier's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over eight million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer rapid access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,000 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and e-Books in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Bernadette McCauley +31(0)20-485-3069 b.mccauley@elsevier.com

Bernadette McCauley, +31(0)20-485-3069, b.mccauley@elsevier.com