Database serves needs of accounting scholars.

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Integrating key accounting standards data from FASB, GASB, and IASB with periodical content from accounting journals, ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards(TM) facilitates accounting standards research. Online database features SmartView(TM) split screen to display table of contents and text of standards simultaneously, mouse-over glossary lookups, and click-throughs to related standards, footnotes, and other common links.

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ProQuest Accounting & Tax Product is First to Enhance Periodical Content with Professional Standards

New model advances traditional aggregation for a one-step research experience

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 9 // -- ProQuest Information and Learning, the research solutions company that created the seminal ABI/INFORM® and developed the award-winning SmartSearch(TM) technology, has announced the launch of a revolutionary new accounting solution: ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards(TM).

Designed specifically to serve the needs of accounting scholars and their students, ProQuest's latest addition is the first-ever information solution to blend key accounting standards data with periodical content from top accounting journals. ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards enhances accounting research by combining standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and top peer-reviewed and trade accounting journals -- and then applies valuable new tools to improve the search and retrieval process.

"The new ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards product fills a definite void in the need for accounting and tax information for our students and faculty," said Alicia Estes, Head of the Business & Documents Center at New York University's Bobst Library. "It's the only one that is specifically designed from the academic's point of view. It can be used by differing levels of students and it is also attractive to the accounting faculty. It has some unique components that address what we were looking for -- namely the standards content of FASB, GASB and IASB combined with a rich background of scholarly research, journals and publications."

Experts from ProQuest's renowned Chadwyck-Healey and ProQuest platform design teams have created a fully Web-based offering with compelling new tools: SmartView(TM) -- a split screen that displays a table of contents and the full text of the standards simultaneously; mouse-over glossary "lookups"; an intuitive user interface; and seamless click-throughs to related standards, footnotes, and other common links. ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards can easily integrate and cross-search with other ProQuest business and news products, creating a holistic approach to accounting standards research.

"This product shows ProQuest strengths in action," said ProQuest Information and Learning President David "Skip" Prichard. "We appreciate the challenges our customers face and their incredible creativity, so we listen very closely to them. Our teams then use these dialogs as the basis for creating solutions that continually meet and exceed users' expectations. SmartView, for example, is a tool born out of a series of customer discussions, and represents an industry benchmark that no other company could set."

ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards provides in-depth coverage of U.S. and international accounting policies and standards, including original pronouncements, statements, interpretations, Technical Bulletins, Board Opinions, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Interpretations, Current Text and Emerging Issues Task Force Abstracts. Information on state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms are also available through ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards.

To learn more about ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards visit ProQuest at and click on product news. Customers can reach a ProQuest representative at 800-521-0600, ext. 3344, or via email at

About ProQuest Information and Learning

ProQuest Information and Learning is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. It is widely known for its strength in business and economics, general reference, genealogy, humanities, social sciences, and STM content. The company develops premium databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more than 9,000 publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck- Healey® electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary® and SIRS® educational resources, and Serials Solutions e-resource access and management solutions. ProQuest SmartSearch(TM) was named "Best Specialist Search Product" by the International Information Industry Awards in late 2005. For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning, visit .

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