Dialog announced that DialogLink 5 is now available for free downloading. The new DialogLink 5 software package, designed to help enhance the role of information professionals in their organizations, has a new interface and tools to streamline the process of finding, retrieving and distributing information found through the Dialog online service. DialogLink 5 features report-building tools and linking capabilities that provide a faster and more efficient means of integrating retrieved information into management reports, company publications and internal information-sharing systems, such as company intranets and portals. The software also includes Electronic Redistribution and Archiving (ERA), a service that guarantees copyright clearance for copying, storing and distributing documents retrieved from Dialog. The new integrated report builder makes it easier to produce reports by providing a selection of pre-formatted Microsoft Excel and Word templates. Another feature of DialogLink 5 is its new built-in, automated research assistance. Users can instantly link to related information in other files, choose a display format based on search results, access relevant support materials with one click and ask questions of the Dialog support team directly. DialogLink provides further assistance by automatically analyzing a researcher’s initial search query and then recommending alternate sources and search strategies to be pursued for more in-depth research results. www.dialog.com, www.thomson.com

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