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The right information for every stage of learning

Whether undergraduates, graduates or PhD trainees, students at any level can engage with a variety of high-quality scholarly materials: from introducing a broad range of subjects and fields on which to build a solid foundation, to advancing subject matter expertise through leading primary source information.

Elsevier’s journals and books on ScienceDirect support:

  • Meeting course learning goals, from foundational knowledge to deeper explorations of a specialized field of study
  • Updating learning activities — such as individual coursework, group or capstone projects, and theses — with the latest information from authoritative sources
  • Developing or expanding subject matter expertise
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Information for all stages of learning.


Books and journals for every discipline

  • Physical Sciences, Engineering & Mathematics publications cover a range of sub-disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied.
  • Life Sciences journal articles and book chapters feature original research, insightful analysis, current theory and more.
  • Health Sciences collections keep instructors and students up-to-date on medical developments and world health issues.
  • Social Sciences & Humanities books and journals highlight historical context, current developments, theories, applications, trends and more.

Features designed for efficient teaching & learning

ScienceDirect makes it easy to keep course materials current while providing a rewarding learning experience for students through:

  • Robust basic and advanced search features that quickly uncover the depth and breadth of relevant information
  • Embedded Topics (see image below) that richly define terms to improve students’ understanding and knowledge of what they are reading
  • Reading history and alerts so instructors and students can easily track the information that they have viewed and to receive notifications when new information becomes available
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Find relevant information for course materials.


Support for information literacy skills

By encouraging instructors to embed ScienceDirect as a scholarly information resource in coursework, students will learn how to:

  • Apply or identify terms and concepts to use in their online searches
  • Find appropriate information to use in their work
  • Evaluate sources
  • Apply the information from sources to their coursework
  • Correctly acknowledge sources in their work

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