ScienceDirect is a database that can be used to locate published articles within journals and books. These journals and book co

This is the Logo for ScienceDirect made by Elsevier B.V.

ntain content in the sciences including genetics, genomics, and metagenomics. The articles contained within ScienceDirect are all full text peer-reviewed articles and books.

About ScienceDirectEdit

Science Direct is a database which is part of the Elsevier family whose goal is to provide its users with scientific, medical, and technical information. Elsevier is a company based out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group. ScienceDirect is a full text scientific database that publishes 2,500 peer-reviewed journals, and over 11,000 books. To date the database holds 11 million articles and chapters and that number is growing at a rate of 0.5 million new articles /chapters per year. These article/chapters date as far back as 1823. Ever since 2003 the database has expended its content by allowing authors to also submit audio, video, and data related to their research [4].

Subscribe to ScienceDirectEdit

Anyone with internet access can access the ScienceDirect database, however the access is limited and the viewer will often only beable to view a short abstract of an article of interest.  For those people who are interested in the full article there are two subscriptions types available to the general public; they are the ScienceDirect Complete and the ScienceDirect Standard. If you are a part of a College, Government group, or Corporation there are special editions of ScienceDirect that are created for each of those communities needs. The option that is right for you can vary in the amount of content that is available, the option to print the articles or only have online access, as well as the right to archive the articles you select.

How to use ScienceDirectEdit

The video below is a tutorial supplied by the founders of ScienceDirect, Elsevier. The video contains step-by-step instructions on how to use the ScienceDirect database.

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Introduction to ScienceDirect-2

This video is a tool supplied by ScienceDirect. It guides its users through the many user friendly tools the ScienceDirect database provides.

For students and faculty affiliated with the University of Vermont access is granted through the Dana Medical Library webpage, After you access that main web page you can select the articles/database icon to search for ScienceDirect. This is done by selecting titles that begin with S, and then selecting the ScienceDirect icon. If you are at home and wish to access ScienceDirect through the Dana Medical Library web page can connect by using Exproxy and signing in with your UVM netid and password. This will give you full access to the ScienceDirect database from the comfort of your own home. The video above provided by Elsevier and ScienceDirect will then assist you with how to proceed with your article or book search.


UVM's Dana Medical Library which provides access to the ScienceDirect database



1. The University of Vermonts Dana Medical Library, 2013.


2. ScienceDirect Logo, By Elsevier B.V., 2013.



3. Introduction to ScienceDirect, By Elsevier B.V., 2013.

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4. Information of ScienceDirect, By Elsevier B.V., 2013.


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