How GOBI ordering works with ScienceDirect Books

Many libraries enjoy the convenience and flexibility offered by GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), a service from YBP, that allows them to search for, select and purchase content from multiple publishers and aggregators all in one place. If you are a GOBI user, you can easily discover, consider and order all Elsevier eBook titles currently on ScienceDirect.

Using the GOBI service can streamline the invoicing process to get one invoice from GOBI rather than multiple invoices from many publishers. Libraries also benefit from increased discoverability of the Elsevier books through YBP’s profiling and cataloging capabilities. This allows libraries to acquire and access Elsevier’s high-quality monographs, book series and major reference work content more easily on ScienceDirect.

GOBI also offers a digital Approval Bookshelf where customers can coordinate ebooks with their print approval plans and manage ebooks that match their library profiles. Within the bookshelf libraries can: direct YBP to deliver the ebooks; hold ebooks for future consideration; change titles to another provider before delivery; remove ebooks from the bookshelf prior to invoicing.

We've outlined some basic steps to help find ScienceDirect Books in the GOBI sytem below. For more information on ScienceDirect Books and questions about the ordering process, contact your Elsevier Books Customer Consultant. For more information on GOBI, visit http://www.ybp.com/gobi3.html.

How to find Elsevier's ScienceDirect eBooks in the GOBI system

You can search for ScienceDirect Books on a Title by Title basis or by Book Series.

Searching for a single title:

Using the standard search be sure to select "eBook only" and "Elsevier ScienceDirect" to narrow your results to titles available on the ScienceDirect platform.

GOBI standard search

View the price for title-by-title institutional purchases on the listing page for each individual book title. Look for "Elsevier ScienceDirect" in the Supplier column.

Searching for Book Series:

Select Search eCollections from the Search drop-down menu.

Select "Elsevier ScienceDirect" from the Supplier search options box.

Once you have found the Book Series you are looking for, you can view availability next to Status, pricing, and the full list of Book Series volumes contained in the collection by selecting "eCollection items" in the listing.

A listing for an individual title page also includes information on if it is included Book Series. For the example below, the title is only available as part of the full Book Series package. To find the full Book Series information click on the "eCollection" name in the listing. In this example it is "ADV IN AGRONOMY".

For more information on ScienceDirect Books and questions about the ordering process, contact your Elsevier Books Customer Consultant. For more information on GOBI, visit http://www.ybp.com/gobi3.html.