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Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.
University libraries and institutions offer ScienceDirect access to their communities of researchers.
Researchers, teachers, students, healthcare and information professionals use ScienceDirect to improve the way they search, discover, read, understand and share scholarly research.
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Learn how to tackle budget constraints, stay on top of technical developments, market your library and confront other challenges that contemporary librarians are facing.
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As libraries become more digitized, librarians are eager to learn about creating and managing e-collections. Get a peek at chapters from books written by and for librarians.
ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently.
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Whether a journey for answers is short or long no one should travel alone. ScienceDirect provides the high-quality answers that improve research performance.
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Content Millions of publications from full-text journal articles to authoritative books. Elsevier’s stringent publishing standards guarantee quality publications. Journals are guided by eminent editorial boards and articles are rigorously peer-reviewed. Books on ScienceDirect cover 24 subject collections across disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, chemistry, clinical medicine, engineering and veterinary medicine.
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Thousands of Elsevier journals, articles and book chapters are available on ScienceDirect as open access. For a full list, visit our open access site.
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