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  • Brief description Database for Sciences, Technology & Medicine
  • Resource type Full-text journals, references and abstracts

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Full Details
Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Provides access to the SciVerse hub and Scopus, which can be searched for abstracts and limited full text.

Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys.

ScienceDirect also includes pre-publication articles and open access content from Elsevier journals

Date Range
Varies depending on journal title.
4.3 million articles prior to 1995.
2.75 million articles from 1994 onward.

Size
1800 journals.

Access
On and Off campus access is via your University of Cumbria login details - a pop-up box will ask you to enter your username and password.

Features
‘Remember Me’ feature.
Quicksearch function.
Saves your most frequently visited areas of the site.
QuickLinks Links to publications ‘Articles in Press’ (if available).
Choose sorting method by which you want results displayed.
Alerts can be set up to notify you when new journal issues are available online.

Search Tips
Uses Boolean AND, OR, NOT.
? wildcard.
* truncation.
() for grouping.
" " exact phrases.
If you use asterisks to replace letters that appear at the end of a word, make sure the number of asterisks corresponds to the number of letters at the end of the word eg. transplant** would find "transplant", "transplanted", and "transplanter".
Search for special characters e.g. Greek spellings, chemical notations. Varying methods in which to search for author names using connectors.

Other information
Register for a ScienceDirect username and password to use extra features.

Guides and leaflets
An online tutorial is available via the ScienceDirect website.