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News Release: xrefer Adds Content from Merriam-Webster and Thomson Gale

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xrefer Adds Content from Merriam-Webster and Thomson Gale
Publishing Partners to Bring New Content to Online Reference Service

BOSTON, MA, June 24, 2004-xrefer, provider of online ready reference
services to libraries worldwide, announced today that two leading
reference publishers will contribute key titles to its xreferplus service.  
The company, which now has over 40 publishing partners, will incorporate
reference works from Merriam-Webster and Thomson Gale.

xrefer will add a number of best-selling dictionaries and encyclopedias
from Merriam-Webster.  Thomson Gale, which also offers xreferplus to their
North American customers as a component of the Gale Virtual Reference
Library, will contribute several titles from such subject areas as law,
music and criminal justice.  The full text from each title will be
integrated into xreferplus, enabling users to browse and search the
content within the framework of the entire database to get accurate,
contextual results.

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For more information contact Ellen McCullough at (617) 426-5710, by
e-mail at ellen.mccullough@xrefer.com, or by fax, (617) 426-3103.