Admin Tool

The Admin Tool helps librarians and other administrators manage and customize ScienceDirect for their institution. Typically, an administrator is assigned at the time ScienceDirect is first activated.

Download the Admin Tool Quick Reference Guide

You can use the Admin Tool to:

Get Access to the Admin Tool or Find Your Administrator

If you want to become a ScienceDirect administrator for your institution or need to identify the existing administrator(s), please use the Elsevier Customer Service Form. In the “How can we help you” section of the form, choose “Account administration” and enter details in the text box, such as, “Set up access to the ScienceDirect Admin Tool.”

Get Help with the Admin Tool

Context-sensitive Help is available for almost every task you perform in the Admin Tool. Look for the “Help” link (usually located in the top right hand corner of each page) when you need instructions or information related to a page you are viewing. For assistance, please contact Elsevier Customer Service.

Managing your overall account

Learn how to use the Admin Tool to manage general account settings including creating and editing groups and managing user IDs.

Managing ScienceDirect

Learn how to customize ScienceDirect for your institution with the Admin Tool.