Elsevier for Librarians

Elsevier provides librarians and information professionals with a community of peers, training aids, and world-class products for you and your user communities.

Highlights for librarians

  • Altmetrics tell a story, but can you read it?

    Altmetric data are compiled from the usage, recommendations, shares and reuse of a common document, which is identified by its DOI, URL or other ID. So when people tweet about a paper, upload it into Mendeley or write a blog post about it and use the reference, they are generating altmetric data. Read the full article

  • Librarians and Research Impact - Download and share the new infographic

    More and more librarians are being called upon to help track and report on the outputs and impact of research. From a landscape of article and book citations, the vista has broadened to a range of research outputs, measures and applications.

    Download and share the new infographic from Elsevier's Library Connect and Jenny Delasalle.

  • Exploring common ground for alternative metrics

    An interview with Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO 

    The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is exploring a framework for alternative metrics (altmetrics). A US-based nonprofit with global members, NISO is a standards-setting body in the community of libraries, publishers and automation vendors.

  • Altmetrics: A librarian's outlook on potential applications 

    Librarians cannot ignore altmetrics. They are turning up in subscription products that we buy and open access sources and tools we recommend. Librarians need to assess the potential for altmetrics to properly support researchers, particularly the younger generation.
    Read the full article


Visit the Librarians Area on TrainingDesk where you'll find video tutorials about Elsevier's Admin Tool. We also offer downloadable and printable tip sheets, instructions on how to share our video tutorials, links to webinars, and more resources for you to use in your information literacy programs.

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