Company to Give Users Easy, Free Access to 3.5 Million Articles From More
Than 700 Publications
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 24, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ — LookSmart (Nasdaq:
LOOK; ASX: LOK), a leader in search, today announced that it has launched the
Internet’s largest full text article search capability, delivering access to 3.5
million articles from more than 700 publications. The new service, which
replaces LookSmart’s FindArticles publication database, will be available via a
dedicated “Articles” tab on LookSmart.com.
All content available through the new service is free to access and read.
Popular publications include Harper’s Magazine, Variety, Better Homes &
Gardens, Sunset, USA Today Magazine as well as numerous peer-reviewed medical
journals and specialty publications. With publications dating back to 1998, much
of the content is from the deep Web, and is often not available at the
publication’s own websites.
“With this service, people can search three uniquely useful sources of
data: our directory of topic-classified web sites, our index of 1.2 billion web
pages, and now, millions of quality articles,” said Peter Adams, chief
technology officer for LookSmart.
LookSmart also announced that it has built a number of advanced search features
into the articles tab. Users may browse a magazine title by issue, search within
a publication or exclude a publication from search results. “With these
helpful features, users will be able to find anything from medical papers to
travel profiles, and from literary journals to celebrity biographies quickly and
easily,” said Adams. For more on the Web’s largest full-text article search
capability visit LookSmart.com.