ArticleChoice® provides a flexible way to access ScienceDirect's world-renowned scientific journals, allowing you to tap into this vast repository on an as-needed basis. Because you pay only for the articles you use, it is a sensible and competitively priced alternative to Document Delivery.

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Benefits for Your Library

  • Ideal for smaller libraries or organizations that do not need a full ScienceDirect subscription but still need access to Elsevier's journal and book content
  • Receive immediate access, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference
  • All of the functionality of ScienceDirect at a fraction of the price

Available to

Small and medium-sized academic,  government and corporate libraries

Content Collection

Choose what you need from the ScienceDirect database, including almost any non-subscribed content in the ScienceDirect database, including millions of full-text articles, chapters from major reference works, e-books, journal archives (reaching back to 1823) and pre-1995 book backlist.

Not all ScienceDirect content is available through ArticleChoice®. See the list of excluded content for exceptions.


Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect.
Download full-text articles and selected book chapters in PDF and HTML formats (where available) up to the amount of articles specified in your pre-purchased bundle.

View abstracts in references of HTML articles where available.


Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

Additional Content Options

Consider ArticleChoice® as a supplement to your regular subscriptions.

Usage Reports

Monthly overview of the number of articles / chapters used and the number of articles still available

Post-termination Access Rights

Access to downloaded full text for 24 hours, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference

Subscription Period

One-time purchase. The bundle expires after 12 months.


Purchase bundles of 100, 200 or 500 articles, with a discounted price per article for bundles larger than 500.

How to purchase

To learn more or to check pricing, see or contact Elsevier Sales.