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ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading platform offering the full-text scientific, technical and medical content of over 14 million publications from nearly 3,800 journals and more than 35,000 books from Elsevier, our imprints and our society partners: a quarter of the world’s published academic content. Many articles contain interactive elements such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, as well as contextual information from external subject-specific datasets. ScienceDirect also covers pre-published articles and open access content from Elsevier journals.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature covering science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities. It gives you access to more than 61 million scientific documents, published as far back as 1823, across 21,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers around the world. As a journalist you can easily search for research by keyword, subject area, researcher or journal, through integrated analytical tools. Scopus can also help you discover trending topics and subject matter experts in fields of interest.
SciVal allows you to visualize and track research performance at both an institutional and country level based on data from 7,500 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide gathered from than 38 million publication records from 21,912 journals of 5,000 publishers (data from Scopus). Using advanced data analytics super-computer technology, SciVal allows you to instantly process an enormous amount of data to generate powerful data visualizations of research productivity both in terms of output and impact.
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