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What is ScienceDirect

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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Find articles from over 2,500 journals and more than 40,000 book titles on ScienceDirect.


Begin your search with a key word or phrase e.g. "liquid chromatography."

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.

ScienceDirect empowers smarter research at every step

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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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.

Thousands of Elsevier journals, articles and book chapters are available on ScienceDirect as open access.


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ScienceDirect features sophisticated search and retrieval tools that make it easy to discover more relevant journal articles and book chapters.

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Improve your research performance today. Anyone can use ScienceDirect to access, explore, discover, read and save research. Let ScienceDirect take you to the research that brings answers. Become a ScienceDirect registered user to personalise features, receive alerts, track & share your work.