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Empower your institution’s students & teachers with ScienceDirect College Edition, a single, trusted source that connects users to a broad range of topics and is ideal for supporting programs in nursing, biology, environmental science and many more.

Designed with 2- and 4-year undergraduate institutions and graduate education programs in mind, ScienceDirect College Edition provides you with affordable options to start and expand your users’ access to high-quality content on ScienceDirect’s efficient, time-saving platform.

Why ScienceDirect College Edition?

For Students

Get access to reliable sources to help write papers and keep up to date with the latest research advances and innovations

For Teachers

Stay current in your discipline and enjoy convenient access to peer-reviewed publications and resources

For the Library

Promote scholarship, increase student achievement and enhance the quality of teaching resources for your faculty

Expand users’ information discovery through these ScienceDirect College Edition collection options

Health & Life Sciences - picto illustration | Elsevier

Health & Life Sciences

1,200+ college edition journals

3,800+ college edition books

Physical Sciences - picto illustration | Elsevier

Physical Sciences

500+ college edition journals

6,200+ college edition books

Social & Behavioral Sciences - picto illustration | Elsevier

Social & Behavioral Sciences

750+ college edition journals

1,000+ college edition books

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More Details about ScienceDirect College Edition:

Who uses it?

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 this page.

Buying Options

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

College Edition Select: Build your own collection
Subscribe to one or more of the three subject collections and choose the relevant content for you.

Additional Content Options

Supplement any edition with an ArticleChoice package


Browse and search journal and book content on ScienceDirect, using all available features to enhance discoverability and your reading experience.

Download full-text articles and book chapters (PDF or HTML) that are part of your chosen 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

COUNTER-compliant reports available via the Usage Tool

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. Contact us to learn more or to check your institutional pricing.