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Journals and books published by Elsevier, primarily in the sciences.
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Resource type:
1618 to present
Accessibility statement:
ScienceDirect Accessibility Features
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Elsevier journals (current content):

Elsevier journal backfiles (old content):


This resource is the Elsevier's primary platform for online journals and books.

Basic search allows several key fields such as keywords, author name, and journal/book title. Advanced search allows for combinations of fields with Boolean operators in several more fields, plus refining your search by type, to favourites, by access, to the platform's subject areas, and by date. There are also format specific search functions for journals, books, reference works and images, all of which have options unique to those formats. There is also an "Expert Search" option that lets you create your own search phrase as you see fit. Things to remember when searching this platform is that search terms or NOT case-sensitive, and quotation marks result in a fuzzy phrase search, while curly brackets (e.g. {}) are exact phrase searches.

Laurier Library provides access to the majority of the journals available on this platform, as well as a number of their books, handbooks and reference works.

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Subjects covered:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Studies
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
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Alternate titles:
  • Elsevier's ScienceDirect
  • Science Direct