Search & Discovery Partners

Empower users to search across ScienceDirect journal articles and book chapters from anywhere and on any device using our state-of-the-art XML indexing and linking service. You can also use our comprehensive suite of ScienceDirect APIs to further ensure search results are more relevant and delivered faster to ScienceDirect users.

  • Add journal articles and books chapters on ScienceDirect to your index

  • Integrate ScienceDirect in federated search applications and search widgets

  • Enhance search results with additional options using ScienceDirect APIs

Add journal articles and book chapters on ScienceDirect to your index

The ScienceDirect indexing and linking service supports search and discovery applications in indexing ScienceDirect publications. The service provides access to various levels of content, as well as the permissions needed to index content and display results in your search and discovery application(s).

Help users stay at the forefront of current research in their fields with:

Complete coverage

With over 2,500 journals and more than 35,000 books on ScienceDirect, receive machine access to the complete full-text content, or choose title-by-title or from journal subject collections and book collections.

Up-to-date

Index articles from the moment they are published on ScienceDirect before each journal issue is complete. Schedule Atom feeds with content updates on a three-hourly, daily or weekly basis.

Accurate and efficient content delivery

  • The structured XML data requires little reprocessing so you save both time and money.
  • Both CrossRef DOI links and links directly to the relevant publication page on ScienceDirect are available for each record, and OpenURL linking is facilitated with rich and high quality metadata.
  • Create and save detailed queries to download data from the cloud to your server.

Flexible

Choose the appropriate level of content for your integration:

  • Bibliographic metadata and abstracts
  • Full text for discovery (includes bibliographic metadata, abstracts and body text)
  • Premium full text (includes bibliographic metadata, abstracts, body text and references)

If you're interested in exploring our ScienceDirect indexing and linking service options, please contact us.

Integrate ScienceDirect in federated search applications and widgets

If you’re interested in providing ScienceDirect search results as part of a federated search application or a widget on a website, you can check the standard conditions and register your API key on the Elsevier Developer Portal. Contact us to ask about alternatives in case your application does not meet the standard conditions.

Enhance search results with additional options using ScienceDirect APIs

Use ScienceDirect APIs to enhance the search results and recommendations displayed to users. Check out the available options and standard conditions on the Elsevier Developer Portal, or contact us to ask about alternatives in case your application does not meet the standard conditions.