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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. ​

With high-quality books and reference content and journals, the ScienceDirect platform uniquely supports an uninterrupted workflow so researchers move seamlessly between books and journals, and across topics and disciplines. It helps researchers in academia, government and corporate organizations make smarter and faster decisions.

Usage and analysis has shown that books enhance the value of journals and users get a bigger return on investment when they have access to both. Learn more about the platform.

  • Physical Sciences & Engineering publications cover a range of disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied.
  • Life Sciences journal articles and book chapters feature original research, insightful analysis, current theory and more.
  • Social Sciences & Humanities journals and books highlight historical context, current developments, theories, applications, trends and more.
  • Health Sciences collections — covering education, reference information and decision support — keep you up-to-date on medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care.

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