ScienceDirect serves scientists across all industries

Corporate scientists and R&D professionals around the world share the mission to innovate, validate ideas, and improve productivity. No matter which industry, intelligent search tools support smarter research keeping them one step ahead in the race from concept to implementation.

Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharma & Life Sciences - Who we serve - ScienceDirect | Elsevier

In drug discovery, mistakes are costly. We give companies a competitive advantage in the race to market by arming them with the latest developments and insights in their field and discipline. Data driven R&D can prevent hold-ups in new drug development while increasing R&D efficiency.

ScienceDirect’s role supporting drug discovery and development

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"You can be wrong in academia, but it’s a huge risk to be wrong in drug discovery." Roger Parker, pre-clinical research leader

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How a Mid-Market Biopharma Company Avoids the Risks of Being Wrong


Chemicals - Who we serve - ScienceDirect | Elsevier

Successful chemical development relies on confident, fact-based decisions. Our data reveal the latest industry advancements to help you create commercially viable products.

ScienceDirect’s role supporting chemical R&D

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"We saved more than a year of research time and $200 million in scale-up savings by finding the answers we needed in this excellent resource." Llewellyn Corlett, senior researcher and technology leader

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Outperforming the competition with bio-based chemicals

Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas - Who we serve - ScienceDirect | Elsevier

We facilitate confident, fact-based decision making for sustainable solutions to challenging problems in the oil and gas industry by providing visibility on the latest state-of-the-art technology advances. We help you minimize environmental impact, uncertainty, and risk while maximizing output and meeting safety regulations.

ScienceDirect for Exploration and Production

ScienceDirect for Refining and Petrochemicals

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"Using ScienceDirect is a major part of my daily routine in the pre-execution phase of a project. I’m able to discover actionable data in a fraction of the time I’d spend on other search engines —so I can deliver accurate predictions and recommendations before my competitors do." Anthony Ardsley, team leader

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How ScienceDirect knowledge is vital for success at Repsol

High Tech

High Tech - Who we serve - ScienceDirect | Elsevier

We help R&D scientists in the high tech industry minimize safety risks while competitively driving innovation. Developments are rapid in the high-tech sector. ScienceDirect provides the necessary insights into technological advancements such as catalysis for efficient production, bio-based plastics and state-of-the-art assembly lines.

ScienceDirect’s role supporting High Tech


Automotive - Who we serve - ScienceDirect | Elsevier

The automotive industry faces a competitive consumer market, environmental challenges and regulatory changes. Our intuitive search options provide convenient and reliable access to the latest technology developments for a competitive advantage in this cost-pressured industry. Access to interdisciplinary knowledge leads to efficiency improvements that address environmental and consumer concerns.

ScienceDirect’s role supporting Automotive

Consumer Packaged Goods

Consumer Packaged Goods - Who we serve - ScienceDirect | Elsevier

We boost your product development efforts to meet the needs of the constantly changing consumer demands and regulatory requirements. Our multi-disciplinary research data inform R&D experts in the consumer packaged goods sector of the latest innovations in materials, packaging technologies and nutraceuticals.

ScienceDirect’s role supporting Consumer Packaged Goods