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September 16, 2008

Farlex Expands Medical and Science Content on

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA, September 16, 2008 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of five new medical and scientific reference titles to its flagship site,

Material from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience, McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Physics, McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Engineering, Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine, and the Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook 2009 will now supplement’s already impressive array of reference information. With the addition of these new resources, users gain free access to an indispensable collection of reliable and authoritative information on a wide range of scientific and medical topics.

The McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia titles include thousands of comprehensive, easy-to-understand articles written by Nobel Prize winners and leaders in the fields of bioscience, physics, and engineering. The concise yet substantive articles have a widespread appeal, allowing students and experts alike to explore exciting developments in the world of contemporary science. With the addition of the Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook, users of also gain access to an indispensible compilation of essential drug information, including extensive coverage of 3,000 brand-name and 1,000 generic drugs. Each entry details the drug's mechanism of action, dosage, indications, and contraindications. Finally, the Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine features more than 20,000 medical terms, including the jargon, acronyms, neologisms, and casual speech not commonly covered in ordinary medical dictionaries.

“Our alliance with allows us to further our goal of providing individuals with new ways of seamlessly accessing our content,” says Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional.  “We welcome the opportunity to work with them to reach out to new users.”

Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc., says he is excited about the newly added content. “ serves users from all walks of life, and what is so impressive about these new McGraw-Hill titles is their clearly written style, which allows both industry professionals and laypeople to easily comprehend the various scientific topics featured in these articles.”

Along with the recently added medical and scientific content, offers a wealth of other valuable research tools that include legal, computing, and financial dictionaries, a 42-language dictionary translation tool, as well as the Columbia, Wikipedia, and Hutchinson Encyclopedias. For more, visit


Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly become one of the most comprehensive reference resources on the Web. From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, has grown to include medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a multilingual dictionary tool, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, has been accessed by more than one billion visitors.

About Farlex, Inc.:

Farlex, Inc. ( is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, and, contain over five million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.

About McGraw-Hill Professional:

McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, technical, and medical communities.  Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on business and financial, medical and health, engineering, and scientific topics.   For more information, visit

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP). Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:  MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at

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