ScienceDirect

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ScienceDirect logo
ScienceDirect logo
Producer Elsevier
History March 12, 1997; 19 years ago (1997-03-12)[1]
Access
Cost Subscription
Coverage
Disciplines Science
Record depth Index, abstract & full-text
Format coverage Books, Journals
Geospatial coverage Worldwide
Links

ScienceDirect is a website which provides subscription-based access to a large database of scientific and medical research. It hosts over 12 million pieces of content from 3,500 academic journals and 34,000 e-books.[2][3] The journals are grouped into four main sections: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities. Article abstracts are freely available, but access to their full texts (in PDF and, for newer publications, also HTML) generally require a subscription or pay-per-view purchase.

Background[edit]

It is operated by the Anglo-Dutch publisher Elsevier. It was launched in March 1997.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ScienceDirect.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  2. ^ "ScienceDirect". Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Reller, Tom. "2014 RELX Annual Reports and Financial Statements" (PDF). RELX Group. RELX Group. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Giussani, Bruno (4 March 1997). "Building the World's Largest Scientific Database". New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas G. De Petro. "ScienceDirect – Elsevier Science’s MegaSource". Econtent 23 (6): 56–61. 
  • Jason Bengtson. "ScienceDirect Through SciVerse: A New Way To Approach Elsevier". Medical Reference Services Quarterly 30 (1): 42–49. doi:10.1080/02763869.2011.541346. 
  • Carol Tenopir; Peiling Wang; Yan Zhang; Beverly Simmons; Richard Pollard. "Academic users’ interactions with ScienceDirect in search tasks: Affective and cognitive behaviors". Information Processing & Management 44 (1): 105–121. doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2006.10.007. 
  • Hao-Ren Ke; Rolf Kwakkelaar; Yu-Min Tai; Li-Chun Chen. "Exploring behavior of E-journal users in science and technology: Transaction log analysis of Elsevier’s ScienceDirect OnSite in Taiwan". Library & Information Science Research 24 (3): 265–291. doi:10.1016/S0740-8188(02)00126-3. 
  • David Nicholas; Ian Rowlands; Paul Huntington; Hamid R. Jamali; Patricia Hernández Salazar. "Diversity in the e-journal use and information-seeking behaviour of UK researchers". Journal of Documentation 66 (3): 409–433. doi:10.1108/00220411011038476. 

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