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Our innovation intelligence resources accelerate the impact of applied research, enabling companies to improve outcomes by transforming validated data into scientific insights at every stage of the R&D workflow.

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A platform for action

Elsevier has partnered with leading science organizations and Economist Impact for a global collaboration to understand the impact of the pandemic on confidence in research — and identify areas for action to support researchers.

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Helping ensure research is reliable

Peer review — and reviewers — is the bedrock of quality and integrity in science. It validates academic work, helps improve the quality of published research and increases networking possibilities within research communities. We're building on 140 years of collaboration with the research community to ensure the process is more effective and efficient than ever.  

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Enabling the exchange of knowledge and ideas

We work to ensure your research can be easily discovered, cited and shared so that others can continue to build on your findings and accelerate progress for society.

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Helping people access quality research

Every researcher has a fundamental right to publish in the way that works for them. We offer you a choice of publishing open access or through the subscription model depending on what is right for you. 

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We help R&D companies turn research into applied innovation in a wide range of industries from pharmaceuticals, to nutrition, energy, chemicals and materials and more. Our data science expertise and trusted content help companies ensure business-critical decisions are reliable and actionable, transforming validated data into scientific insights at every stage of the innovation workflow.

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For R&D intensive companies who need to ensure that business-critical decisions are based on information that is reliable and actionable.

Elsevier’s Innovation Intelligence helps companies improve outcomes by transforming validated data into scientific insights at every stage of the R&D workflow.

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We combine subject-matter and data science expertise to illuminate the right evidence, in the right way and at the right time. Our subject-matter expertise means we understand your world and the context in which you’re working. Data science expertise means we know what to do with the evidence base — how to enrich, analyze and use it — giving you the critical perspective you need, when you need it.

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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 broad range 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.

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Elsevier’s journals and books on ScienceDirect can help to:

  • Meet course learning goals, from foundational knowledge to deeper explorations of a specialized field of study

  • Support learning activities from the classroom to the lab and beyond — such as individual coursework, group or capstone projects, and theses

  • Develop or expand subject matter expertise with the latest information from authoritative sources

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Full-text information for every discipline

ScienceDirect features authoritative, full-text information covering more than 40 subject areas:

  • Physical Sciences, Engineering and 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 texts keep instructors and students up-to-date on medical developments and world health issues

  • Social Sciences and Humanities books and journals highlight historical context, current developments, theories, applications and trends

Facilitate diverse learning environments with seamless discoverability

  • Robust basic and advanced Search features that quickly uncover the depth and breadth of relevant information

  • Embedded Topics pages that richly define terms to improve students’ understanding and knowledge of what they are reading all within one space

  • Reading History and Alerts to easily track information already viewed and receive notifications when new information becomes available

  • Remote Access that supports online courses and workgroup sessions any time, anywhere

"ScienceDirect not only provides access to quality scientific literature but also material for fundamental and conceptual understanding. I always find the sources credible and enjoy navigating it."

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

  • Identify or apply terms and concepts for online searches

  • Find appropriate information to use in their work

  • Evaluate sources

  • Apply information from sources to their coursework

  • Correctly acknowledge sources in their work

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  • 5 essential capabilities all students need for academic and career success

  • 5 action steps librarians can take to help boost students' information literacy skills to build the capabilities they need

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Guest users on ScienceDirect, as well as registered users from subscribing institutions, are able to purchase articles and chapters individually with a credit card. Access is available immediately and includes HTML and downloadable PDF versions of the purchased content. After finding an article to purchase, users add their selection to the shopping cart and proceed to check out. We also recommend that users verify they have selected the correct content before confirming the transaction. To validate your purchase:

  • Refer to the abstract

  • Look above the article heading at the type of content and check the volume and issue number and the number of pages

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Content collection

Almost any non-subscribed content in the ScienceDirect database, including millions of full-text articles, chapters from major reference works, e-books, journal archives (reaching back to 1823) and pre-1995 book backlist. See the list of excluded content for exceptions.


Browse and search all journal and books content on ScienceDirect. View abstracts in references of HTML articles where available.


Full ScienceDirect functionality, including full-text searching, CrossRef linking and personalization.

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Pay-per-view can be used as a supplement to your regular subscriptions.

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Access to downloaded full text for 48 hours, with the ability to print and store documents for future reference.

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One-time purchase.


$31.50 USD per article or chapter for most Elsevier content. Select titles are priced between $19.95 USD and $39.95 USD (subject to change). Pricing for third-party journals is set by the publisher. These types of content are always free: Advertisements, Announcements, Calendars, Contents Lists, Editorial Board Listings, Front Matter of all Book Types, Publisher's Notes, Errata, Duplicates, Retractions, Removals, Personal Reports.

ScienceDirect offers a growing amount of open access content.

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Users find content directly on ScienceDirect and purchase with a credit card.

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ScienceDirect Topics create an interactive, seamless and convenient reading experience through in-page embedded links. Each link opens a window on the page so your reading experience is never interrupted.

Topics pages are generated using innovative automated technology for information extraction, including natural language processing and AI techniques. Topics deliver the most relevant information from reference books and other published sources on ScienceDirect, offering deeper interdisciplinary knowledge of the material.

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ScienceDirect Topics Features

Get a seamless reading experience while broadening your understanding of what you are reading. Topics pages:

  • Are free to access on ScienceDirect

  • Give definitions and related terms for each concept

  • Provide snippets of high-quality, relevant, peer-reviewed content

  • Are highly discoverable through search engines and searchable on ScienceDirect

  • Include content-enriched hyperlinks to other topics of interest

  • Are linked from journal articles and book chapters across ScienceDirect

  • Are available across all scientific disciplines on ScienceDirect

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ScienceDirect Topics for users: researchers, teachers and students

ScienceDirect Topics provide a robust yet structured starting point for research, teaching or learning.

For research:

  • Makes getting essential answers from published, peer-reviewed books more accessible

  • Provides authoritative introductory overviews to better understand and interpret scientific literature

  • Expedites research and scholarship while increasing the depth of understanding of a topic

  • Enables quick exploration of a novel subject

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For teaching and learning:

  • Assures teachers that the content their students are using is reliable and authoritative

  • Offers an easy, interactive experience for students learning a new concept or reading a journal article for the first time

  • Increases reading speed and convenience with hyperlinked terms from within journal articles and book chapters across ScienceDirect

  • Extracts content from a range of book sources to connect the dots among ideas, facilitating cognitive leaps that move scholarship forward

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ScienceDirect Topics for librarians

The ScienceDirect Topics feature enables librarians to better guide researchers, teachers and students on their paths to discovery.

ScienceDirect Topics provide the bridge between journals and books, helping to speed up research outcomes, foster deeper insights and improve your patrons’ knowledge and understanding of subject areas.

Benefits of Topics for libraries:

  • Ensures users are accessing the most accurate and reliable information sources

  • Increases discoverability of books along with journal articles

  • Encourages the co-usage of books, reference works and journals

  • Provides useful data on user behavior for better curation that fills information gaps

  • Improves the return on your investment in full-text resources

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