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Find articles from almost 2,500 journals and more than 26,000 book titles on  ScienceDirect.


Begin your search with a key word or phrase e.g. "liquid chromatography."

Beyond search, to research

ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world's peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,500 journals and more than 26,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools so users can keep current with research trends. Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys. With over 12.6 million content pieces available—including pre-publication articles and open access content from Elsevier journals—ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.

Researchers, Teachers, Students

Librarians & Information Professionals

Your work matters, and you need resources that are efficient and effective. ScienceDirect features sophisticated search and retrieval tools, as well as content integrated from a variety of external sources, to help you go beyond search so you can focus on your research, teaching or studies.

  • Read content your way in HTML and PDF formats
  • Enhance understanding with audio, video and supplementary materials submitted by authors
  • Connect directly to contextual  information embedded in full-text articles, including NextBio, PANGAEA, Scopus and Reaxys
  • Get advanced access to peer-reviewed  articles accepted for publication through Articles in Press
  • Dynamic reference links lead from  bibliographic references to abstracts or the full text of cited articles
  • Find graphs, tables, videos and photos by using the dedicated image search
  • Save time by personalizing features that  save, edit, re-run and combine searches
  • Stay current with new content on ScienceDirect by signing up to receive Alerts and RSS feeds
  • Organize your research, create  bibliographies, find relevant papers, collaborate with others online and more  with Mendeley - up to 4GB storage is free
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Your patrons depend on you to provide them with the most current and trusted resources available. Whether your library serves an academic institution, research institute, government agency, hospital or business, you can feel confident that ScienceDirect will meet—and exceed—your patrons' expectations. Plus ScienceDirect supports you with tools, reports, training materials and more. 

  • Easily manage your account settings  and user IDs, grant remote access to users and add a logo or an image with the  Admin Tool
  • Understand user behavior and improve  collection management decisions with Usage Reports
  • Manage the details of your library's  subscriptions with the Electronic Holdings Report
  • Receive Title Alerts about new,  changed, transferred and discontinued titles
  • Take advantage of flexible subscription  and purchase models, from single journal articles to annual subscriptions, to  book collections and title-by-title options

Take advantage of these additional services designed to help you:

  • MyElsevier.com makes managing your collections and renewing subscriptions easier than ever
  • Elsevier's TrainingDesk offers ScienceDirect video tutorials, downloadable tip sheets and other materials you can share with your patrons and library staff alike
  • Elsevier's free Library Connect Newsletter keeps you connected with information industry best practices, issues, trends and events, as well as Elsevier product and service news
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