College Edition

ScienceDirect College Edition is an affordable subscription option for very small 2- and 4-year exclusively undergraduate institutions. Content in the College Edition covers:


Number of Journals

Number of Books

Health & Life Sciences



Physical Sciences



Social & Behavioral Sciences



Benefits of College Edition for students

  • Find the relevant information needed to pursue undergraduate studies
  • Learn about research and advances in science happening around the globe
  • Access to a range of trusted sources to help successfully complete assignments and write papers

Benefits of College Edition for teachers

  • Help faculty stay current in their fields
  • Enhance access to leading peer-reviewed sources
  • Keep course materials and student assignments up-to-date with the latest information

Benefits of College Edition for libraries

  • Enhance the quality of teaching resources available to faculty
  • Increase student achievement by providing trusted sources that support their studies
  • Provide access to a leading platform dedicated to promoting scholarship and scientific advances from around the globe

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Intended For

Very small 2- and 4-year non-graduate degree granting academic institutions

Content Collection

  • Three subject collections are available:
  • Health &Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social &Behavioral Sciences

For detailed, up-to-date content lists, see Journal Title Information or Book Title Information

Buying Options

College Edition Complete: All three subject collections
Includes access to pre-1995 journal content and books across all three collections

College Edition Select: Build your own collectionSubscribe to one or more of the three subject collections. Within each subject area, choose online access to journals, pre-1995 journals content, and/or books.

Additional Content Options

Supplement any edition with an ArticleChoice package


Browse and search journal and book content on ScienceDirect.

Download full-text articles and book chapters (PDF or HTML) as covered by your subscription.

View abstracts in the references of HTML articles or chapters where available.


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

Usage Reports

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Post-termination Access Rights

Access-only model (no archival rights after subscription expiration or cancellation)

Subscription Period

Calendar year


Per subject collection. College Edition Complete includes a 10% saving over purchasing each collection separately.

Eligibility & Purchasing

Eligibility is subject to a review of your past subscription history. To learn more or to check your institutional pricing, see or contact the Global Sales Office.