CARY –Dialog Services, a Thomson (NYSE:TOC) business that provides online-based information services, says it has dramatically increased the number of e-journals linked to through its abstracts and citations.

The company says an additional 77 publishers of science, technical and medical information worldwide are offering the e-journal links to the full-text of articles.

“Embedded links have become one of the most popular features available through Dialog services,” said Cynthia Murphy, senior vice president, strategic marketing. “The immediacy of accessing the full text of STM articles is a significant boost to productivity in what is often a time-sensitive research environment.

Professionals need to see the complete article quickly, and our expanded roster of e-Journal Links expands fast access to more journals.” Dialog now offers immediate online linking from abstracts and citations to the full text of the referenced articles in journals published by more than 115 publishers or information aggregators contracted with publishers.

The total number of e-journals available for linking through the Dialog services is now more than 11,000, most of which are peer-reviewed STM publications serving specialized audiences. EBSCOhost(R) Electronic Journals Service, John Wiley & Sons, Science Direct, SwetsNet and Information Quest are among the leading publishers and aggregators whose publications are available for linking.

When a Dialog subscriber views a citation or abstract of an article for which linking is available, the Dialog system recognizes that the user’s organization has a subscription to the displayed e-journal or an agreement with an aggregator representing the publisher. If one of those relationships exists, the user is then presented with a link in the search output. By clicking on the link, the user is taken directly to the publisher or aggregator’s online site where the full text of that specific article is displayed.