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AMSTERDAM, October 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading health sciences publisher makes key Mosby, Saunders, Churchill Livingstone electronic titles freely available through UN developing world research access program

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it is contributing an additional 950 electronic books to Research4Life, a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals by providing developing world access to critical scientific research. Building on the 800 existing Elsevier science and technology books, the new electronic books cover Clinical Medicine (438 titles), Health Professions (332 titles), Veterinary Medicine (174 titles), and Clinical Dentistry (24 titles). These include seminal works such as Clinical Gynecology, Cancer Pain, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice and will be accessible to users by the end of the year.

"Health practitioners and researchers in developing countries will benefit greatly from this increased ebooks offering, said Kimberly Parker, HINARI Programme Manager at the WHO, "We greatly appreciate the efforts made by Research4Life partners to continuously improve and update their content offering to those who need it most."

"Contributing clinical titles helps to support doctors and nurses in the developing world to treat their patients and enhance their quality of life.  It also benefits researchers in the developing world by providing them with access to critical, current information and supports them to become fully integrated into the international research community." remarked Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access at Elsevier, "Research4Life is central to our goal of achieving universal access to scientific, technical and medic

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