ScienceDirect gives you access to more than 30,000 e-books; 4000 journals; and more than 18 million full-text articles.
ScienceDirect has several options to help researchers with their literature research:
- The Advanced search and Expert search fields can be combined with refining options into; science areas, different types of publications, and either publication years or specific volumes.
- Registering with ScienceDirect offers a.o. e-mail alerts on your search results, Journal content alerts, and general topic alerts.
- Your search history is visible to help you refine and decide which strategy is best.
- Registration with ScienceDirect is also valid for Scopus and Geobase. Search histories and alerts however are stored separately.
From the results page of your literature search, several options are available:
- ScienceDirect shows the results sorted by Date, you can of course change the sorting order.
- The refine filters in the left window pane can help you narrow your results.
- In the middle pane, you can read the abstract with each article for a fast selection of materials, click the title to read online and have access to full-resolution images from the article.
- Open Access (orange), subscription access (green), en non-access papers (grey) are indicated on the right-hand side of the results list.
- The Export button gives you the option to export selected papers to your reference manager, Mendeley, Endnote, etc.
More information on ScienceDirect/Elsevier
- ScienceDirect tutorials online: http://help.sciencedirect.com/flare/Content/tutorials/sd_menu.html
- ITC's own International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation is published by Elsevier
When to use
If you need to search for scientific articles in certain subject fields you may use ScienceDirect (next to Web of Science and Springer Link).