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New ScienceDirect advanced search delivers fast and powerful results

Keeping up with scientific literature has been described as the single most important skill that remains crucial throughout a researcher's career, but it's no easy task… On ScienceDirect alone, there are more than 3,800 journals and over 38,000 books packed with useful results and ideas....

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Evaluating research has just gotten easier with the new ScienceDirect PDF Reader

With the vast majority of researchers now assessing and evaluating content on screen rather than in print, we have been exploring options to optimize the online PDF reading experience....

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Product announcement: Changes to www.reaxys.com in April 2018

As of April 25, 2018, Reaxys' new and improved user interface (UI) is now the only version available at www.reaxys.com. Users are now no longer able to toggle between the old and new versions....

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Literature search

Finding the information you need is rarely as simple as a ‘quick online search’. Getting support from a professional who knows all the tricks and tools of literature searching is often valuable and necessary....

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The Artificial Intelligence behind ScienceDirect topics

Every research paper begins a new path. Each topic within that paper has the potential to lay the next stone on the path, leading to new sources and illuminating contextual information....

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What if the path not taken is the path to discovery?

Innovation is an interdisciplinary effort these days. As researchers move down the discovery path, they often need to get background information on unfamiliar topics....

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Moving beyond ROI

The number of information sources and amount of data is growing exponentially, yet academic librarians often must manage this abundance of knowledge....

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Facing contemporary challenges librarianship

The librarian of the 21st century has many unique challenges to face. As libraries go digital, librarians must be able to keep up with new formats and technologies....

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Creating and managing digital library

Although paper books remain a cherished part of the library, ebooks are rapidly gaining in popularity as they offer convenience, cost effectiveness and other advantages unique to digital media...

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Advice from a Librarian: Information Literacy Instruction

Librarian Svetla Baykoucheva gives overview of a large-scale science information literacy program implemented at the University of Maryland College Park....