Which reference modules articles are in top demand?

Here is a rundown of some of the most requested Reference Module articles globally on ScienceDirect from three of our Reference Modules, including from the 2016 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for Best Scholarly Research Information Solution and Best Science and Technology Information Solution, Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences.

Popular articles from Reference Modules on ScienceDirect

  • Microfluidics
    From Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering 
    Edited by M.D. Tarn, N. Pamme

    Microfluidics concerns the manipulation of small volumes of fluids (typically nanoliters or less) within networks of channels that have dimensions of tens to hundreds of micrometers. Such devices benefit from having small footprints, low volume requirements of samples and reagents, short analysis times, and a large degree of control over processes being performed, allowing miniaturization of single or multiple laboratory-based procedures and giving rise to ‘lab-on-a-chip’ technology. Microfluidic platforms have become powerful tools in a broad range of fields, from chemistry and engineering to the life sciences, and are revolutionizing the way research can be performed and the quality of information that can be gained.
  • Molecular Inorganic Chemistry
    From Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering 
    Edited by B. Krebs

    Molecular Inorganic Chemistry defines a most fundamental and diverse field of the chemistry of the elements. It deals with the synthesis, properties and various applications of inorganic molecular compounds and inorganic solid systems. According to their positions in the periodic table of the elements and to their electronic properties the compounds of the main group elements and the coordination compounds of the transition metals are treated in separate chapters. Special chapters are focused to bioinorganic chemistry, to metals in medicine, to homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, as well as to reports on theory, physical and spectroscopic methods.
  • Hydrology
    From Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    Edited by S.J. Marshall

    Hydrology is the study of water. Hydrologists examine the physical processes involved in the global water cycle, which spans most disciplines in Earth and environmental sciences. The hydrological community includes physical scientists, engineers, and water resource managers, and in common practice it is distinct from the oceanography and atmospheric science communities, because hydrology concentrates on surface water and groundwater in terrestrial environments. The Earth Systems and Environmental Science module adopts this convention, and this article provides an overview of the core areas of hydrology: the global water cycle, lakes, rivers, wetlands, groundwater, the cryosphere, water resources, aquatic biology, and water chemistry.
  • The Water Cycle
    From Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    Edited by S.J. Marshall

    The water cycle describes the circulation, storage, and fluxes of freshwater in the Earth system. Globally, water is conserved and the hydrological cycle examines the amount of water in different reservoirs (e.g., the atmosphere, lakes, soils) and exchanges between these reservoirs. On the scale of a watershed or a hydrological catchment there can be a surplus or deficit of water, and the water cycle refers to the analysis of inputs, outputs, and storage of water: the hydrological budget or water balance of a given region. This section within the Earth Systems and Environmental Science (ESES) module considers fluxes within the water cycle (e.g., precipitation, evaporation, runoff), hydrological processes, and methods and models that have been developed to analyze the water balance.
  • Technology Advances in Medical Microbiology
    From Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences
    Edited by Y.-W. Tang

    Medical microbiology is the branch of microbiology devoted to the study of the physiological and pathogenic processes that underlie microbial infections in human and animal hosts. Technical advances including development and implementation of -omic technologies have made constant and enormous progress in various medical microbiology areas, including etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Human Nutrition
    From Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences
    Edited by K.L. Tucker

    Human Nutrition—the study of food and nutrients, their consumption, absorption, metabolism and health effects—intersects broadly with science, society and individual behavior. This section focuses on macro and micronutrients and other food substances, their sources, functions, deficiency diseases, and contribution to health maintenance throughout the life cycle. Also included is information on obesity, the nutrition transition, nutrigenomics, food safety, nutrition education and public health nutrition programs.

We'll be featuring top accessed articles from the new Reference Module in Food Science and Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering later this year!

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