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ScienceDirect: Elsevier's premier platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature

Advance research and scholarship with the world's leading database of peer-reviewed, full-text scientific, technical and health literature. Our intuitive features make it easy to stay informed and work more efficiently.

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ScienceDirect: Celebrating 25 years of discovery

Supporting research, scholarship and discovery

For 25 years, ScienceDirect has worked with researchers and librarians to inspire and promote interdisciplinary research, scholarship and discovery. From the early days of digitizing peer-reviewed literature to our current content syndication partnerships, product integrations and a host of tools that make search and discovery fast and easy, we are honored to serve and be a partner with these research and scholarly communities.

Follow ScienceDirect's evolution and see what's on the horizon

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High quality journals

Facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship across 2,900 peer-reviewed journals.

  • 21M articles & book chapters

  • 800 open access journals

  • 3.3M open access articles

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Get the facts: Learn how ScienceDirect helps students, educators and researchers achieve their goals.

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Explore opportunities to publish your research in special issues of journals on ScienceDirect.

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Award-winning books

Get comprehensive coverage of the full range of disciplines featuring renowned imprints Academic Press, Woodhead Publishing and W.B. Saunders. Search, read and work seamlessly across books and journals.

  • 46K books

  • 1M authors

  • More than 50 imprints

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More context with ScienceDirect Topics

Gain a deeper understanding of more than 363,000 key topics, unfamiliar terms and concepts with explanations embedded directly into your reading experience.

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Time-saving features

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Remote access

Access anytime and from anywhere without being limited to an IP range. Simply register and then sign in to activate remote access.
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Search

Sophisticated, intuitive search and retrieval tools make it easy to discover more relevant journal articles and book chapters.
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Alerts

Create custom alerts tailored to a specific field of research or study.
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Reading History

Keep track of the 100 most recently viewed articles or book chapters, sorted by date and time. Customize a view by deleting items or downloading the full list of entries.
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Reading Recommendations

Get suggestions on what to read next. Combines Reading History with articles others have read and Scopus citation data to recommend other relevant information.

Integrations

See integrated chemical and structural data from Reaxys on chemistry content. Get citation data from Scopus on ScienceDirect article pages.

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Depth and breadth of information to inspire research and scholarship for organizations of any size.

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Options for individuals:

  • Ask your library about interlibrary loan services

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DRM-free access to the full range of scientific, technical and health disciplines.

Enterprise options:

  • Complete & Standard

  • Collections & Editions

  • ArticleChoice®

  • Transactional access

Options for individuals:

  • Ask your library about interlibrary loan services

  • Pay-per-view

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