Access to ScienceDirect

Reading is a big part of your life. Whether you're conducting research, preparing to write or teach, or needing to read for your studies, you spend a lot of your time searching for and reading articles and books. So we understand how important access to scholarly literature is to you.

At ScienceDirect, we aim to make access to the full-text articles and books you need to advance your work as smooth as possible. Whether you are at an academic institution or hospital, research institute, business or government agency, we work with your library or information staff to make access to ScienceDirect possible.

Access to ScienceDirect can take many forms. For example, you may have access only from within your organization's physical location. Or you may also have one or more remote access options available to you, which are typically indicated on the ScienceDirect solution itself.

If you have questions about how best to access ScienceDirect, we recommend you check directly with your library or information professional team. They'll give you advice according to how access has been set up for your organization.

Other ways for individuals to access content on ScienceDirect:

  • ScienceDirect offers a growing amount of open access and complimentary material for anyone to access and read
  • Individuals can order articles to be delivered in electronic or print format via Pay per View, a credit card-based article purchasing option
  • On the Elsevier Store, you can order online or print subscriptions to many of our journals and books, as well as purchase article packages
  • Guest user access means you can access and read all abstracts and citations on ScienceDirect for free; you can even sign in on ScienceDirect to set up alerts and manage your preferences

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Attention authors:

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