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Legacy eBook Collection

ScienceDirect is giving new life to classic science books!  The Legacy eBook Collection provides foundational knowledge for users who seek quality of authorship, ease of use and accessibility of a wide range of trusted source material.  Many titles are authored by renowned researchers in their respective fields—and several of them are Nobel Laureates.  From Lev Davidovich Landau and Max Born to George Olah and Stanley B. Prusiner, your patrons are sure to find content from these classics that is relevant to their current work.

For librarians, this is an opportunity to bring out-of-print books back into circulation and:

  • Open these resources that were previously available only on library shelves to a wide audience 24/7
  • Allow patrons to perform digital search and deep reference linking to other library holdings on ScienceDirect
  • Complete collections and expand holdings without the burden of single issue or copy purchases
  • Save on storage, maintenance, and replacement costs for older books
  • Increase discoverability and use through with free MARC records

The following collections are available now, click to see a full list of currently available titles:

2012 # of Titles2013 # of Titles2014  # titlesTotal titles for the subjectCollection
748829-1577Agricultural and Biological Sciences
--537537Arts and Humanities *
754-3361090Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
-542-542Biomedical Science and Medicine
13692-228Chemical Engineering
439940-1379Chemistry
--348348Computer Science *
-384-384Earth and Planetary Sciences
--257257Economics, Econometrics and Finance *
-171-171Energy
3668577301953Engineering
-247
247Environmental Science
--9595Immunology and Microbiology *
258320-578Materials Science
--781781Mathematics *
-175-175Neuroscience
-209-209Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science
445741-1186Physics and Astronomy
-346-346Psychology
-573-573Social Sciences
31466426308412656

* Indicates new Legacy subject area

Available to

All academic and government institutions, and corporations

Content Collection

Includes multiple subject areas. View the Full Title List.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text book chapters in PDF and HTML formats (where available) as covered by your subscription. View abstracts in references of HTML articles/ chapters where available.

Functionality

Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization

Usage Reports

Available via Usage Reports

Post-termination Access Rights

Perpetual access with continued ScienceDirect subscription

Subscription Period

One-time payment

Pricing

Check your institutional pricing on myElsevier.com

Eligibility & Purchasing

To learn more or purchase, contact Elsevier Sales.

eBooks Collections

ScienceDirect now includes over 5,300 monograph and series books, including those published under the renowned Pergamon Press and Academic Press imprints, offering comprehensive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines.

The eBooks Collections are available in 26 subject collections per year of publication. For example, you may choose to purchase the 2012 or 2013 eBooks chemistry collection. All pre-2007 eBooks are assembled in one collection.

View the complete title list

ScienceDirect eBooks Collection 2014 Frontlist

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The 2014 collection spans 24 subject collections published under well-known imprints within science, technology, and health sciences disciplines. With 40 percent more titles than the original 2013 frontlist, it is an increasingly significant source of relevant, high-quality content. Collections include exciting new content in Food Science and Social Sciences from our recent acquisition of Woodhead Publishing, as well as Plastics Engineering titles through our partnership with Hanser Publications.

Health Sciences eBook Collections

You can add eBooks in the Health Science disciplines of Specialty Medicine, Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine, and Clinical Dentistry to your institution's ScienceDirect content.

Specialty Medicine Health Professions Veterinary Medicine Clinical Dentistry

eBooks are available in 54 subject areas, see available titles and learn more.

eBooks Expansion Packs

Pre-1995 expansion packs are available for customers who previously purchased 1995–2006 collections. (For new customers, the 1995-2006 collection was replaced with the pre-2007 collection, which already includes these supplements.)   Subject areas include:

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering*
  • Engineering*
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

Available to

All academic and government institutions, and corporations

Content Collection

Available in 26 subject collections per year of publication, or in a complete eBooks Freedom Collection. See Complete Title List.

Entitlements

Browse and search all book content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text book chapters in PDF and HTML formats (where available) as covered by your subscription.
View abstracts in references of HTML chapters where available.

Functionality

Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization

Additional Content Options

Additional books available on a title-by-title basis ( minimum order value required)

Usage Reports

COUNTER-compliant usage reports available via Usage Reports

Post-termination Access Rights

Perpetual access to selected books

Subscription Period

One-time payment or evidence-based selection model. New frontlist collections are available as an advanced sale.

Pricing

Based on customer size. Subject collections offer a savings over individual eBooks. A minimum order value applies for evidence-based selection.

Eligibility &Purchasing

For small orders, use myElsevier.com. To learn more or for larger orders, please contact Elsevier Sales.

Backfiles Collections

ScienceDirect Backfiles (prior to 1995) and Elsevier Urban &Fischer Journal Archives (prior to 2001) are historical packages of journals, many going back to Volume 1, Issue 1. Together with more recent Backfiles, more than 5 million articles are included in the portfolio.

A Backfiles purchase is available only to those with an existing ScienceDirect subscription.

Benefits for Researchers

  • Access to historical precedents and groundbreaking papers that influence today's and tomorrow's research
  • Complete historical collection where available
  • Excellent support tool for teaching and research
  • Efficient, time-saving access on one platform
  • Full citation linking to and from other published articles
  • Sophisticated search options and personalization features
  • Direct linking through PubMed (where applicable)
  • Can be searched via Compendex on ScienceDirect (where applicable)

Benefits for Your Library

  • Ensures a truly complete collection
  • Packages available per subject area to help support your institution's mission
  • Financial savings:
    • No annual fees and perpetual access rights for as long as you remain a ScienceDirect subscriber
    • Less expensive per article than scanning individually, and substantially cheaper than Document Delivery
    • Eliminates storage and administration costs for maintaining paper archives
  • Fully searchable: HTML header, abstracts and references, and the full-text articles are searchable via raw ASCII files in the background
  • Citations, abstracts and references are fully linked and CrossRef-enabled

Types of Backfiles

Pre-1995 Backfiles

Pre-1995 Backfiles are available to existing ScienceDirect customers in pre-defined collections, meaning you know exactly what you are buying. Backfiles comprise, per main subject area, all pre-1995 journal titles and content, going back as far as Elsevier has the electronic rights (often to Volume 1, Issue 1).

For information on specific titles, check the title lists

Post-1994 Backfiles

ScienceDirect customers can fill in Backfiles for specific titles from 1995 onward that are not included in their current subscription entitlement (four years before subscription date). The purchase is a one-time fee per title at 5% of the current catalog subscription price multiplied by the number of years involved. The Backfiles titles selected must match all or at least be a subset of your institution's holdings.

Backfiles Supplements

Since the original Backfiles initiative was launched in 2000, Elsevier has acquired many new titles, including Harcourt, Urban &Fischer, and individually acquired titles. Many of these titles have content prior to 1995 and are therefore eligible to become part of a subject Backfiles Supplement package related to the parent Backfiles subject package. These Backfiles Supplement packages may be purchased by existing customers who have purchased the parent subject package. New customers may automatically purchase the parent package and supplement as a single package.

Elsevier Urban & Fischer Journal Archives

Published under the renowned Urban & Fischer imprint, these journals were originally launched as German-language publications with contributions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. Foundational discoveries by German scientists have made significant contributions to today's global research and have resulted in advancements including the development of aspirin and vaccines for tetanus and diphtheria.
Digitized and available for the first time in electronic format, content from these peer-reviewed, Impact Factor-ranked titles extends from the first volumes published in English (1960s-1970s) to 2000, linking seamlessly with post-2000 Urban & Fischer journals on ScienceDirect.

Check the up-to-date title lists:

Elsevier Urban & Fischer Archive: Immunology &Microbiology
Elsevier Urban & Fischer Archive: Medicine
Elsevier Urban & Fischer Archive: Biochemistry

Available to

All institutions and organizations with a ScienceDirect subscription

Content Collection

Several subject areas are available. Consult the title lists for details.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text book chapters in PDF and HTML formats (where available) as covered by your subscription. View abstracts in references of HTML articles / chapters where available.

Functionality

Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization

Additional Content Options

Post-1994 Backfiles (1995 to beginning of customer subscription), Backfiles supplements, and Urban & Fischer archives are also available..

Usage Reports

Available via Usage Reports

Post-termination Access Rights

Perpetual access with continued ScienceDirect subscription

Subscription Period

One-time payment

Pricing

Based on the number and usage of articles in the collection and the institution's number of users. Savings available with the purchase of several Backfiles collections..

Eligibility & Purchasing

To learn more or purchase, contact Elsevier Sales.

Journal Collections

Complete Collection

ScienceDirect Complete provides electronic access to all of your Elsevier print journal holdings, with the option to subscribe to additional online content. You begin with access to the current and four previous years of content and add content annually.

Available to

Academic and government institutions and corporations

Content Collection

Electronic access to all of the organization's print journal subscriptions. Begins with current and four previous years of content, with new content added annually.
Subscriptions for electronic access only are also available.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect, including all open-access journals and articles.
Download full-text articles and selected book chapters (PDF or HTML) as covered by your subscription.
View abstracts in references of HTML articles or chapters where available.

Functionality

Full Science Direct functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Supplement your subscription with additional articles or pre-paid bundles of articles. Subject Collections or the Freedom Collection Journals are available.

Usage Reports

Elsevier is both a COUNTER- and SUSHI-compliant content provider. Details for both programs can be found on the Usage Reports page.

Post-termination Access Rights

Subscribed content only

Subscription Period

Calendar year (multiyear agreements also available)

Pricing

Based on print subscription prices, with savings for electronic-only subscriptions. For corporations, a platform fee based on user population applies.

Eligibility & Purchasing

To learn more or purchase, please contact Elsevier Sales.

Standard Collection

ScienceDirect Standard allows you to choose journals for electronic access from your Elsevier print holdings on a title-by-title basis, with the option to subscribe to additional electronic-only content.

Available to

Academic and government institutions and corporations

Content Collection

Electronic access to your chosen print journal subscriptions. Begins with current and four previous years of content, with new content added annually.
Subscriptions for electronic access only are also available.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect including open access journals and articles.
Download full-text articles and selected book chapters (PDF or HTML) as covered by your subscriptions.
View abstracts in references of HTML articles or chapters where available.

Functionality

Full Science Direct functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Supplement your subscription with additional articles or pre-paid bundles of articles.

Usage Reports

COUNTER-compliant usage reports available via Usage Reports

Post-termination Access Rights

Subscribed content only

Subscription Period

Calendar year (multiyear agreements also available)

Pricing

Based on print subscription prices, with savings for electronic-only subscriptions. For corporations, a platform fee based on user population applies.

Eligibility &Purchasing

To learn more or to purchase, please contact Elsevier Sales.

Journals Subject Collections

Subject Collections offer a cost-effective way for ScienceDirect Complete customers to gain additional access to the depth of content in a specific field on ScienceDirect, at a significantly reduced rate. 

Available to

Complete Collection customers only

Content Collection

More than 20 subject areas are available. Please see the title lists for details.
Begins with current and four previous years of content, with new content added annually.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text articles and selected book chapters (PDF or HTML) as covered by your subscription.
View abstracts in references of HTML articles or chapters where available.

Functionality

Full Science Direct functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Supplement your subscription with additional articles or pre-paid bundles of articles.

Usage Reports

COUNTER-compliant usage reports available via Usage Reports

Post-termination Access Rights

Not available

Subscription Period

Calendar year (multiyear agreements also available)

Pricing

Based on the value of the non-subscribed part of the collection. (An organization must meet a minimum subscription level to be eligible for Subject Collections.)

Eligibility &Purchasing

To check your eligibility, learn more, or to purchase, please contact Elsevier Sales.

Core Mathematics Subject Collection

The Core Mathematics Subject Collection comprises 16 of Elsevier's most valued, high-ranking mathematics journals. The collection is offered in addition to our Mathematics Subject Collection and is ideal for libraries and institutions with very high usage of a limited number of journals.
To learn more or discuss subscription options, see the title list below or contact Elsevier Sales.

Title

ISSN

Advances in Mathematics

0001-8708

Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis

1063-5203

Differential Geometry and its Applications

0926-2245

European Journal of Combinatorics

0195-6698

Finite Fields and Their Applications

1071-5797

Historia Mathematica

0315-0860

Journal of Algebra

0021-8693

Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A

0097-3165

Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B

0095-8956

Journal of Differential Equations

0022-0396

Journal of Functional Analysis

0022-1236

Journal of Number Theory

0022-314X

Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications

0022-247X

Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra

0022-4049

Linear Algebra and its Applications

0024-3795

Topology and its Applications

0166-8641

Freedom Collection Journals

The Freedom Collection Journals is available to academic institutions only who have a current ScienceDirect Complete agreement. Qualifying customers will have access to all non-subscribed Elsevier journal content at a significantly reduced rate.

Electronic-only access starts from the date of your existing ScienceDirect subscription, with access to the current and four previous years of content plus additional content annually. Your access is cumulative as long as you renew your ScienceDirect Complete and Freedom Collection Journals subscriptions. If you cancel your ScienceDirect subscription, the Freedom Collection Journals does not offer continued access rights for material that was not previously part of a full subscription.

Freedom Collection Journals freeze

Every December 1, the Freedom Collection Journals title list is "frozen" for the following subscription year starting January 1. The freeze gives customers clarity and stability because it ensures that new, discontinued or transferred titles are added or removed only at that time.

Freedom Collection Journals pricing is set annually on July 1 to assist you with your budgeting process.

Excluded Titles

Some titles are excluded from our discounted packages (including the Freedom Collection Journals) and are available only at the full subscription price because of business model restrictions, legal stipulations, or issues involving electronic rights. The titles excluded are Cell Press titles, The Lancet titles, Seminars, Clinics of North America, third-party-owned titles and some society titles. For more a complete list, see excluded titles list.

Freedom Collection Journals customers pay a percentage extra for the non-subscribed content at a highly discounted rate, but do not have archival rights for those titles. (Note: If an institution desires archival rights, then we suggest selecting another subscription option.)

Available to

Academic institutions holding a Complete Collection only

Content Collection

Nearly all ScienceDirect journals except excluded titles as noted.  Begins with current and four previous years of content, with new content added annually. See the title list.

Entitlements

Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text articles and selected book chapters (PDF or HTML) as covered by your subscription.
View abstracts in references of HTML articles or chapters where available.

Functionality

Full Science Direct functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization

Usage Reports

COUNTER-compliant usage reports available via Usage Reports

Post-termination Access Rights

Not available

Subscription Period

Calendar year (multiyear agreements also available)

Pricing

Based on the value of the non-subscribed part of the collection. (Note: An institution must meet a minimum subscription level to be eligible for Subject Collections.)

Eligibility &Purchasing

To check your eligibility, learn more, or to purchase, please contact Elsevier Sales.