Elsevier expands its Legacy Collection to more than 9,500 Books

Elsevier's Legacy Collection now includes more than 9,500 books with Nobel laureates having contributed to over 100 recently added titles.

The Legacy Collection digitizes classic historical scholarly book content. Many of these newly digitized foundational books were difficult to find in print or out-of-print altogether. Having this content secured and fully integrated on ScienceDirect enables digital searching and deep reference linking on this historical reference material, completing library collections and expanding holdings without the burden of locating or borrowing.

The expanded content now covers 15 subject areas:

  • Agricultural and biological sciences
  • Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology
  • Biomedical science and medicine
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and planetary sciences
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Materials science
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutical science
  • Physics and astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences

Sir Robert Robinson won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1947 and was a Nobel Laureate at 
Oxford University, Oxford, England. He is an editor of twenty titles in the Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics & Astronomy collections, including:

  • Non-Aqueous Solvents in Inorganic Chemistry
  • A Basic Vocabulary of Scientific and Technological German
  • Calculations in Fundamental Physics

Lev Davidovich Landau won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1962. He was also a Nobel Laureate 
for the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, USSR in 1962. He is the author of twenty titles in the 
Engineering and Physics & Astronomy collections, including:

  • Theory of Elasticity
  • The Classical Theory of Fields
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics and Electrodynamics