How to determine which books you have full-text access to on ScienceDirect

Share this tutorial with your patrons so they can easily determine which books your institution has purchased or subscribes to on ScienceDirect.com.

Icons indicate level of access

The  and  icons on ScienceDirect indicate whether your institution has provided access to the full text of a book, book chapter, volume or Reference Module article.

The  icon (Open Access journal articles) and the icon (subscribed content) indicates that you can view the full text of a book. The  icon indicates subscribed content as well as full-text access to Open Access content.

The  icon indicates that you can view the abstract of the document only. To view the full text, you may be able to request the book be purchased by your librarian/information manager.

Filters to show books you have full-text access to

You can filter by access type from the All access types drop down on the books browse page as well as any search results pages. Choose "Full-text access" to show only content your institution has access to.

You can also choose "subscribed content" from the source drop-down on the advanced search and expert search pages.